Remote IPL of Diskette-Driven Computers
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Contemporary personal computers are normally programmed through attached diskette drives and diskettes insertable into the drive units. Such computers can be configured by a variety (or library) of diskettes to perform many different processing functions. When such computers are linked through communication networks, it is feasible to share diskettes and diskette drives through the network, and thereby realize cost savings. This article concerns a method of diskette sharing which has the advantage of not requiring specific modification or adaptation of existing diskettes and computers. This method presently termed "remote IPL" involves a two-step process.