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Boot mikrotik hardware over etherboot with custom os?

Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:34 am

I want to do security experiment with my mt hardware...
Is it possible to make it boot without formating data, that mikrotik will act as PXE client?
So i run on my pc tftp server with some linux based os image,
RB2011-2Hnd-IN will be connected to eth1 to pc,
and without formating data on RB2011-2Hnd-IN it will load image from pc
and run openssh server so i can connect to this router from pc using putty or smth and have access to all files on RB2011-2Hnd-IN?

If yes:
Is there some linux distro good for that?
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:36 am

Yes. It is the way how netinstall works. I don't know what other system is suitable for that but I have seen some hacks already described publicly. Why you cannot spend 2 minutes using Google?

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