Root over NFS: Diskless boot from network

Introduction Since I wanted to develop a kernel module on Linux for a specific piece of hardware, I thought it would be a nice idea to do that on a computer I wouldn’t mind crashing every now and then. Wanting physical access to the target hardware, a bare motherboard with nothing else but the absolute [...]

Loop mounting a partition from a full disk image

This is documented in a lot of other places, but I’d like to be able to find it quickly, so here it is in my own blog. Suppose I want to mount the partition which is /dev/sda3 in normal life: # fdisk -lu linux.img You must set cylinders. You can do this from the extra [...]