IP: BOOTP support


Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Networking support
└─>Networking options
└─>IP: BOOTP support
In linux kernel since version 2.6.12  
If you want your Linux box to mount its whole root file system (the
one containing the directory /) from some other computer over the
net via NFS and you want the IP address of your computer to be
discovered automatically at boot time using the BOOTP protocol (a
special protocol designed for doing this job), say Y here. In case
the boot ROM of your network card was designed for booting Linux and
does BOOTP itself, providing all necessary information on the kernel
command line, you can say N here. If unsure, say Y. Note that if you
want to use BOOTP, a BOOTP server must be operating on your network.
Read <file:Documentation/admin-guide/nfs/nfsroot.rst> for details.