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aoe [2006/07/11 00:57]
stockholm Add short vblade howto
aoe [2007/03/15 13:57]
borg_number_one AoE applications for Linux
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-====== AoE - ATA over Ethernet ====== 
  
-Classic/"​normal"​ Operating systems, like: 
-  * many Linux releases 
-  * DOS 
-  * Windows 1.0 - 3.11 
-  * Windows 9x 
- 
-...just need the Interrupt 13 to run and to do file operations, such as: 
-  * loading Operating system components and booting the Operating System itself 
-  * writing log files 
-  * reading settings 
-  * loading drivers 
-  * ... 
- 
-So, the EtherBoot currently supported protocols: 
-  * TFTP 
-  * FSP 
-  * NFS 
-  * HTTP 
- 
-provide a certain environment level, which is adequate and sufficient to boot the operating systems mentioned above. 
- 
-\\ 
-New Operating systems, like Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 require a more in-depth hard disk environment. 
- 
-In contrast to the default EtherBoot supported protocols the ATA over Ethernet specification additionally provides/​emulates all necessary components for Operating Systems which require an in-depth hard disk / hard disk controller environment[...] 
- 
-====== Chart / Diagram ====== 
- 
-<​file>​Directory or hard disk image containg an installed Operating System</​file>​ 
- | 
-<​file>​AoE Server</​file>​ 
- |\\ 
- |\\ 
- | <= network connection\\ 
- |\\ 
- | 
-<​file>​Client</​file>​ 
- | 
-<​file>​EtherBoot with AoE support</​file>​ 
- | 
-<​file>​Boot riority set to "​EtherBoot"​ in the BIOS setup menu</​file>​ 
- | 
-<​file>​EtherBoot with AoE support will be used as boot device</​file>​ 
- | 
-<​file>​EtherBoot with AoE support provides in-depth hard disk environment and loads the Operating System inside the harddisk image from the AoE Server.</​file>​ 
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-====== AoE server applications for Linux/Unix ====== 
- 
- 
-====== AoE server applications for Windows/DOS ====== 
- 
- 
-...article will be continued 
- 
-====== AoE state of development in EtherBoot ====== 
- 
-zpxe files have been handed out to demonstrate successful AoE boot. 
-[[http://​etherboot.org/​aoedemo/​rtl8139.pxe|A RTL8139.zpxe demo file]] has been published by Michael Brown. A [[http://​etherboot.org/​aoedemo/​aoedemo.img.gz|prebuilt Fedora 5 hard disk image]] can also be downloaded. 
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-To get you started, retrieve those files (you will need a RTL8139 card in the client). Setup DHCP reasonably (so the .zpxe file will be loaded). Download [[http://​prdownloads.sourceforge.net/​aoetools/​vblade-10.tar.gz?​download|the virtual hard drive blade server]] (or use a real AoE capable drive, of course). 
- 
-Running<​file>​vbladed 0 0 eth0 aoedemo.img</​file>​ you should be able to boot the client into Fedora. 
- 
-This is proof-of-concept only, and the code is only in developer codetree yet. 

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