[mythtv-users] OT Bootloader that can detect how machine wasstarted?

Graham Wood mythtv-users at spam.dragonhold.org
Thu Apr 6 16:07:44 UTC 2006

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 08:57:23AM -0700, Marco Nelissen wrote:
> My first though was "that's not possible", but after thinking about
> it some more I think you can probably cobble something together
> with wake-on-lan and network boot. The PC in question would have
> to be set up to boot from a tftp server (most modern BIOSes can do
> this, but if yours does not you can use the 'grub' bootloader and
> set it up for tftp boot).
Quite a few of the newer BIOSes have the ability to set a different boot
order for WoL compared to normal power up.

Other than that, I agree that a PXE boot that hands a different config
depending on a flag somewhere shouldn't be too difficult.


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