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 Post subject: UBCD to TFTP server?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Is there anything in UBCD that you can boot into and create a TFTP server? I searched the forums and I think I found a few threads that would let you use UBCD as a PXE bootloader, (and boot and image hosted elsewhere) but that's not what I'm after.

I want to stick my read-only flash drive (w/ UBCD on it) into my laptop, boot something, stick in another flash drive with the boot images on it. Plug a cable in between my ethernet port and the router/embedded device/whatever, and then either allow an IP address to be assigned (DHCP) or setup simple 2-node networking with whatever static IP address the embedded thingy was expecting.

Then of course, I want to flash the router/embedded thingy.

If not, any suggestions for tools to investigate/tweek/modify? I'm looking into puppy linux. I'm also willing to customize a distro if that's what it takes. Would consider anything but prefer FOSS

I spent a bit of time investigating Freesco, but damn if I'm having a time figuring out how to add it to UBCD. I know it has pre-made package that will let it do TFTP, but you would not believe what compromises they take to make sure the distro will still run on a floppy-only 286.


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 Post subject: Re: DBCD to TFTP server?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:27 am 
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Parted Magic is a linux distro included in UBCD. I don't think it has a TFTP server, but it should be able to use Slackware packages.

tftp-hpa Slackware package:
http://pkgs.org/slackware-13.37/slackwa ... 1.txz.html

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 Post subject: Re: DBCD to TFTP server?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:05 pm 
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I'm not sure if this can actually help you achieve your goal, but take a look at mTCP at http://code.google.com/p/mtcp/.

You can add it to a customized UBCD and run it from FDUBCD, or under FreeDOS.


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 Post subject: Re: DBCD to TFTP server?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:59 pm 
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unixmonkeyTFTP wrote:
Is there anything in UBCD that you can boot into and create a TFTP server? I searched the forums and I think I found a few threads that would let you use UBCD as a PXE bootloader, (and boot and image hosted elsewhere) but that's not what I'm after.

I want to stick my read-only flash drive (w/ UBCD on it) into my laptop, boot something, stick in another flash drive with the boot images on it. Plug a cable in between my ethernet port and the router/embedded device/whatever, and then either allow an IP address to be assigned (DHCP) or setup simple 2-node networking with whatever static IP address the embedded thingy was expecting.

Then of course, I want to flash the router/embedded thingy.

If not, any suggestions for tools to investigate/tweek/modify? I'm looking into puppy linux. I'm also willing to customize a distro if that's what it takes. Would consider anything but prefer FOSS

I spent a bit of time investigating Freesco, but damn if I'm having a time figuring out how to add it to UBCD. I know it has pre-made package that will let it do TFTP, but you would not believe what compromises they take to make sure the distro will still run on a floppy-only 286.




You could try Slax, it is small, will run from UBCD and there is an add on package that provides tftp.

http://www.slax.org/


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to TFTP server?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Thanks everybody. Great suggestions

Icecube's "Parted Magic" suggestion is probably the best, but I understand that using slackware package with this distro is kinda "plug and pray"

Puppy does not seem to have a suitable package. I know puppy the best though, and this might be easier for me to use because you can convert other package from other distros to something workable, at least in theory.

mTCP is cool, and could probably be made to work with a lot of coding that is well over my head

Slax is neat, but it does not seem to have a TFTP server package available.

Good leads all around though. If I come up with a solution I'll be sure to report back.

Regarding the title, 's/DBCD/UBCD/g'

Hmm, have not tried it yet, but it looks like Knoppix s-t-d (last release 2004-01-24) comes already with tftpd. I'm downloading back|track too. Same idea, more up to date Distro.


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