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 cdrom. Boot from the cdrom device and select gPXE. This ISO image also provides Memtest86 to test system memory.
- USB media: Use TazUSB to generate bootable USB media. Install
gpxe, copy /boot/gpxe into the boot directory of the USB media and add an entry to the Syslinux configuration file
label web kernel /boot/gpxe
- Floppy image: Download
and transfer the image to a blank floppy disk using the command:
dd if=floppy-grub of=/dev/fd0. Boot the floppy and select gPXE entry.
- 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 gpxe.pxe
- for dhcpd
next-server "mirror.slitaz.org" filemane "gpxe.pxe"
- for dnsmasq
- for udhcpd
The boot time largely depends on your network connection. With a 1Mb connection in France, it takes 5 min. If you want, you can report the boot time on the Mailing list or the Forum.
The default boot entry needs 160Mb RAM. Two entries are available to boot with 24Mb:
tinystarts in text mode.
loramstarts in graphical mode.