Boot Boot is the spiritual successor to, a system allowing for the booting of systems over the Internet as well as giving an example setup for having useful network booting infrastrure.

The simplest way to test this out is to snag one of the images to the left (~304KB in size), and fire up a VM. For those of you on Linux the easiest way to test it is:

	qemu-system-x86_64 -fda bootboot.dsk -m 2G

Just to break that down a little:

  • qemu-system-x86_64: This fires up a qemu/kvm instance
  • -fda: Setup a floppy disk using the following image (bootboot.dsk)
  • -m: setup 2G of memory (the default is 128MB, which isn't much)