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 ===== Preliminaries ===== ===== Preliminaries =====
-The following are basic requirements for setting up etherboot/​memdisk regardless of the type of OS to boot at the end of the boot loader chain. Other OS-specific requirements will be elaborated in the [[bootingmemdisk#​MemdiskRecipe|Memdisk Recipes]] section later.+The following are basic requirements for setting up etherboot/​memdisk regardless of the type of OS to boot at the end of the boot loader chain. Other OS-specific requirements will be elaborated in the [[bootingmemdisk#​memdisk_recipes|Memdisk Recipes]] section later.
 Software versions, where indicated, are those having been tested to work. Earlier and later version should also, with some limitations perhaps which will be highlighted where appropriate. Software versions, where indicated, are those having been tested to work. Earlier and later version should also, with some limitations perhaps which will be highlighted where appropriate.
   * Plenty of RAM in the target diskless client (DC). As a general rule, the amount of ram required for booting an OS from memdisk is the minimum hard disk space required by the OS plus the RAM required by the OS and applications on top. In the win98 example below, the hard disk space required for a minimum installation is around 210MB and the recommended RAM size is 128MB, then 384MB would be about the least required for our example. However, for a useable win98 PC with the most common windows components (including IE, Outlook Express, etc), 512MB is the recommended minimum based on the author'​s experience. Some windows experts claimed they managed to trim win98'​s footprint to less than 100MB but here, we want to make life easier at the cost of bigger RAM size.   * Plenty of RAM in the target diskless client (DC). As a general rule, the amount of ram required for booting an OS from memdisk is the minimum hard disk space required by the OS plus the RAM required by the OS and applications on top. In the win98 example below, the hard disk space required for a minimum installation is around 210MB and the recommended RAM size is 128MB, then 384MB would be about the least required for our example. However, for a useable win98 PC with the most common windows components (including IE, Outlook Express, etc), 512MB is the recommended minimum based on the author'​s experience. Some windows experts claimed they managed to trim win98'​s footprint to less than 100MB but here, we want to make life easier at the cost of bigger RAM size.

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