Multicast BOOTP Java server and C/Linux client's goal is to implement the BOOTP/DHCP protocol through multicast rather than broadcast. Sun's Java networking API offers multicast socket communication objects, allowing you to create a platform independent IP interface configuration utility. Eventually, such utilities may become a fully featured multicast DHCP server. Any ideas on how to support existing BOOTP broadcast client requests are welcome. See the Multicast HOWTO at http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Multicast- HOWTO.html.
The Linux Bootdisk HOWTO describes how to design and build boot/root diskettes for Linux on the Intel platform. These disks can be used as rescue disks or to test new system components. You should be reasonably familiar with system administration tasks before attempting to build a bootdisk.
png2linuxlogo takes an 80x80 color-mapped (palette-based) PNG of 223 or fewer colors and converts it to a header file suitable for inclusion in the Linux kernel as the full-color boot logo. It does not modify the 16-color or black-and-white boot logos. This allows standard image editing tools such as the GIMP or XPaint to be used to create Linux boot logos. It works with 2.2 and 2.4 kernels.
The cryptoswap package supports creating an encrypted swap partition when a system boots. This may be necessary on systems that use encrypted filesystems because plaintext secrets may be written to disk when memory is swapped to disk. The project also includes the ability to build a Linux initrd that supports booting with an encrypted root filesystem.