Quote Originally Posted by jonbig View Post
What would really be golden is if someone made a SATA to ATA over Ethernet adapter. With that and a bit of hacking on the linux aoe target software and you'd have a solution using the "read twice" hack approach. Unfortunately, it appears no one makes such a useful bit of hardware. Everything I've found only adapts in the other direction. What? Nobody wants to attach legacy clients to an AoE SAN?
Something akin to this: link could fit inside a premiere. It would need to be reprogrammed to redirect SATA reads after a specific amount of time (that time falling between the two presumed reads of the kernel partition: the first used during computation of the signature check, the second for done before handing off execution to the kernel), but I'm not sure how short that window is. Might be worth poking that device's firmware to see if it's easily modifiable.