RouterOS performance?

Stefan Bethke stb at
Tue Aug 19 11:35:18 CDT 2008

Am 19.08.2008 um 16:28 schrieb Robert E. Seastrom:

> What I want to do is have a minimal functionality netbootable image
> that is sufficient to set up network interfaces and then do:
>  ftp> get pfsense.img "| dd of=/dev/ad0"
> and completely blow away what's on the flash and replace it with
> something new[...]
> There is pxe in the bios on the ALIX... perhaps you know of something
> that's already pxebootable that will do this?

FreeBSD (or alike) will happily boot from PXE, either with NFS root or  
with an in-kernel RAM disk image.  Booting a kernel directly (instead  
of via loader(8)) is not officially supported anymore, but the last  
time I tried (around 6.2) it was still working.


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