I have an unusual question and I think it is really hard :-)
What I want to achive is a way to be able to remotly configure which operating system is booted on a client machine.
E.g. I have Windows XP on Partition 1 and Win7 on Partition 2. I now want to switch on the computer and have it wait for a remote command to decide which partition to boot.
I first tried to do this with grub. Grub can boot and wait for commands on the serial console. On this serial console I can then send commands from a second pc to decide which partition to boot. Unfortunately this only works over traditional com ports. The USB to serial adapters do not work :-(
Therefore I thought I could boot into a mini Linux and open a TCP socket. After the arrival of a command I would like to boot (somehow chainload) one of the windows partitions. Is something like this possible?
Thanks a lot, Fabian