[Udpcast] Getting info from ACPI - need to make kernel

Donald Teed dteed at artistic.ca
Fri Apr 30 16:41:01 CEST 2004

During imaging, I am going to be grabbing information for our
database such as BIOS service tag from Dell, MAC address, etc.

I may be asked if I can also supply the battery pack serial number.
I've noticed that I can get part of the battery info from under
/proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info .  The 2.4.26 kernel linked on the
udpcast website doesn't include ACPI support, so I'm trying to
compile my own kernel.  I've had limited success.  I've done
this sort of thing before, just not for a PXE boot environment.

I need to be able to support the ipappend 1 option in default,
and this requires the config option "IP: kernel level autoconfiguration"
and DHCP/BOOTP under it.  I'm not sure what network file
system options must be provided.  I don't really need
to mount anything on NCP/NFS, etc, but just a normal
PXE boot using initrd.  I saw the sample config file for
floppy based boot, but it was not close enough for what
one needs in a PXE boot.

--Donald Teed

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