Boot your operating system from the internet and enjoy a full system working entirely in RAM with speed and stability in mind. The Linux Kernel and the complete SliTaz compressed root filesystem will be loaded into RAM from the Web using PXE and HTTP protocols.
To boot from the internet you'll need a working DHCP server, DNS server/cache and a default internet route. This is usually the case if you have a router for network connection.
- SliTaz Cooking has the boot option
web, so you can use boot.slitaz.org from the standard core LiveCD.
- SliTaz boot ISO: Download slitaz-boot.iso (md5) and burn the image to a CD ROM. Boot from the CD ROM device and select iPXE. This ISO image also provides Memtest86 to test system memory.
- USB media: Use TazUSB to generate bootable USB media. Install
ipxe, copy /boot/ipxe into the boot directory of the USB media and add an entry to the Syslinux configuration file
label web kernel /boot/ipxe
- Floppy image: Download
and transfer the image to a blank floppy disk using the command:
dd if=floppy-grub4dos of=/dev/fd0. Boot the floppy and select iPXE entry. You can also create a iPXE only boot floppy for a faster boot process using the command:
dd if=ipxe of=/dev/fd0.
- Network boot: if you can modify your DHCP server configuration, declare
the tftp server mirror.slitaz.org and the boot file
- for udhcpd
siaddr mirror.slitaz.org boot_file ipxe.pxe
- for dhcpd
next-server "mirror.slitaz.org" filemane "ipxe.pxe"
- for dnsmasq
- for udhcpd
- Starting iPXE from DOS: renamed to ipxe.exe, it can be launched under DOS (Windows is not supported).
The boot time largely depends on your network connection. With a 1 Mb/s connection in France, it takes 5 min. If you want, you can report the boot time on the Mailing list or the Forum.