Quote from mvb on August 30, 2011, 20:36
Sorry! Me culpa! Is there any gadget with which I can boot via Ethernet?
This one, really- it just requires a bit more efforts on the part of the person trying to do it. If you have a pre-specified initramfs in your kernel or specify one on a small SD card, you can just leave that pretty much alone. Inside the initramfs, you init the USB Ethernet/Wireless and then mount your filesystem. From there, you pivotroot into the mount accordingly.
In truth, you can craft something that works better than things like PXE and bootp with a bit of effort.