[Server-devel] [XSCE] Reflashing over a network

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Thu Aug 29 04:45:29 EDT 2013


This is a very valuable discussion which I hope gets summarized on a 
wiki page. It probably also belongs in server-devel as well.

I believe the 'boot net' would require only moments more per laptop than 
the 4-key approach.

The real advantage of wireless 'flashing' could be that a roomful of 
laptops could be flashed concurrently as in NandBlast. I assume that 
NandBlast is using the broadcast capability of the network. This is 
getting beyond my understanding of networking, but wouldn't it be 
possible to implement the 'sender' side of NandBlast on the server and
have it start broadcasting the image.


On 08/29/2013 10:19 AM, James Cameron wrote:
> No.  It addresses the boot server identified by the DHCP server, or if
> no boot server is identified it attempts TFTP against the DHCP server.
> (Reminder: this is the manual "boot net" scenario, not the automatic
> four game key boot scenario).
> Could we please move technical discussions on OLPC XO firmware back to
> devel@?

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