Communication over network during Kernel Bootup
I am facing a particular question regarding the Networking and TCP-IP modules in Linux system.
In my current study work, i am trying to fetch some data into my local PC from a remote PC while the Kernel is booting. The remote PC is fully functional but local PC is just booting into the kernel. During this time, TCP-IP protocol is not available as i guess it is the part of OS and not the linux Kernel code. So in order to achieve this, I need some kind of barebone network driver which can communicate over the network even when the TCP-IP is not initialized. Is it possible at the first place? Is anything like this available in existing linux kernel or some other open source development?
Please help me out. Thanks in advance.