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|Short description=Makes boot ROMS
 
|Short description=Makes boot ROMS
 
|Full description=Etherboot is a free software package for making boot ROMS for booting Linux and other operating systems on x86 PCs over a network using Internet Protocols, i.e. bootp/DHCP and tftp. Etherboot is normally used for for booting PCs diskless, which is particularly usefule with clusters, routers, remote servers, and machines working in environments that are unfriendly to disks. Etherboot usually boots computers faster than from a disk because there are no delays in spinning up disks, etc. It can work with RAM disks, NFS filesystems, or even local disks. Compared to booting from solid-state devices, it has the advantage of centralising maintainance. The tradeoff is dependence on a server, but this can be partly alleviated by having redundant servers. See the home page for a complete list of hardware and configuration needed to run Etherboot.
 
|Full description=Etherboot is a free software package for making boot ROMS for booting Linux and other operating systems on x86 PCs over a network using Internet Protocols, i.e. bootp/DHCP and tftp. Etherboot is normally used for for booting PCs diskless, which is particularly usefule with clusters, routers, remote servers, and machines working in environments that are unfriendly to disks. Etherboot usually boots computers faster than from a disk because there are no delays in spinning up disks, etc. It can work with RAM disks, NFS filesystems, or even local disks. Compared to booting from solid-state devices, it has the advantage of centralising maintainance. The tradeoff is dependence on a server, but this can be partly alleviated by having redundant servers. See the home page for a complete list of hardware and configuration needed to run Etherboot.
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|Homepage URL=http://etherboot.org/wiki/index.php
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
|Status=Live
 
 
|Component programs=mkQNXnbi,atftp,Wake-On-LAN,tftp,ppmtoansi,mkffwnb,tftp-hpa
 
|Component programs=mkQNXnbi,atftp,Wake-On-LAN,tftp,ppmtoansi,mkffwnb,tftp-hpa
|Homepage URL=http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/
 
|VCS checkout command=
 
 
|Computer languages=C,Perl,x86 assembly
 
|Computer languages=C,Perl,x86 assembly
 
|Documentation note=User manual available from http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc/html/userman/t1.html; User tutorial available from http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc/html/diskless/t1.html; Developers manual available in HTML format from http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc/html/devman/t1.html
 
|Documentation note=User manual available from http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc/html/userman/t1.html; User tutorial available from http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc/html/diskless/t1.html; Developers manual available in HTML format from http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc/html/devman/t1.html
|Paid support=
 
|IRC help=
 
|IRC general=
 
|IRC development=
 
 
|Related projects=LTSP
 
|Related projects=LTSP
 
|Keywords=boot disk,start,boot up,etherboot
 
|Keywords=boot disk,start,boot up,etherboot
|Is GNU=n
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|Version identifier=5.4.4
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Version date=2008/09/26
|Last review date=2004-11-17
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|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://etherboot.org/rel/etherboot/etherboot-5.4.4.tar.bz2
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|Last review by=Alejandroindependiente
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|Last review date=2017/03/14
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=5.2.6
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|Status=
|Version date=2004-11-17
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|Is GNU=No
|Version status=stable
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|License verified date=2001-04-26
|Version download=http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/etherboot/etherboot-5.2.6.tar.gz
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{{Project license
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|License=GPLv2
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|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2001-04-26
 
|License verified date=2001-04-26
|Version comment=5.2.6 stable released 2004-11-17
 
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
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|Real name=Ken Yap
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Real name=Ken Yap
 
 
|Email=ken_yap@users.sourceforge.net
 
|Email=ken_yap@users.sourceforge.net
 
|Resource URL=
 
|Resource URL=
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
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|Real name=Georg Baum
 
|Role=Contributor
 
|Role=Contributor
|Real name=Georg Baum
 
 
|Email=gbaum@users.sourceforge.net
 
|Email=gbaum@users.sourceforge.net
 
|Resource URL=
 
|Resource URL=
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
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|Real name=Klaus Espenlaub
 
|Role=Contributor
 
|Role=Contributor
|Real name=Klaus Espenlaub
 
 
|Email=espenlaub@users.sourceforge.net
 
|Email=espenlaub@users.sourceforge.net
 
|Resource URL=
 
|Resource URL=
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
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|Real name=Marty Connor
 
|Role=Contributor
 
|Role=Contributor
|Real name=Marty Connor
 
 
|Email=marty_connor@users.sourceforge.net
 
|Email=marty_connor@users.sourceforge.net
 
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|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Use=system-administration
 
|Use=system-administration
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{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv2
 
|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2001-04-26
 
 
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|Prerequisite description=binutils
 
|Prerequisite description=binutils
 
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Revision as of 16:47, 14 March 2017


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etherboot

http://etherboot.org/wiki/index.php
Makes boot ROMS

Etherboot is a free software package for making boot ROMS for booting Linux and other operating systems on x86 PCs over a network using Internet Protocols, i.e. bootp/DHCP and tftp. Etherboot is normally used for for booting PCs diskless, which is particularly usefule with clusters, routers, remote servers, and machines working in environments that are unfriendly to disks. Etherboot usually boots computers faster than from a disk because there are no delays in spinning up disks, etc. It can work with RAM disks, NFS filesystems, or even local disks. Compared to booting from solid-state devices, it has the advantage of centralising maintainance. The tradeoff is dependence on a server, but this can be partly alleviated by having redundant servers. See the home page for a complete list of hardware and configuration needed to run Etherboot.





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

License

GPLv2

Verified by

Craig Topham

Verified on

1 October 2008

Notes

https://sourceforge.net/projects/etherboot/files/etherboot/5.4.4/etherboot-5.4.4.tar.gz/download is the last collection of code files I could find with a license still intact. The repo git://git.etherboot.org/scm/gpxe.git seems to be misconfigured (with a default config) and was deemed not secure for pulling from.




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Ken Yap Maintainer
Klaus Espenlaub Contributor
Georg Baum Contributor
Marty Connor Contributor


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SupportE-mailmailto:etherboot-users@users.sourceforge.net
DeveloperE-mailmailto:etherboot-developers@users.sourceforge.net


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to buildbinutils




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