Re: Install debian on a diskless SparcStation (nfsroot)
Have a look at the NFS-Root howto, and check out the packages nfsboot
and nfsbooted and maybe some parts of netboot (I don't think the boot
rom code in the latter will be of much use, and certainly isn't needed
for sun boxen). The howto has most everything, however. I was able to
put together a netbooting NFS root system for a SS20 using that doc.
On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 05:11:47AM +0100, Jan Houstek wrote:
> Hi all!
> I found some old pizzaboxes (mostly SparcStation 5) in our department. I'd
> like to use them as public X-terminals. I installed woody on one of the
> Now I'd like to move the instalation to a NFS server because disks in the
> boxes are rather noisy. But I have no idea how to setup booting from
> NFSroot. Is there something in the debian-sparc distribution which I can
> use or do I have to compile a new kernel?
> Thanks for your help, I'm quite e newbie in this NFS stuff.
> -- Honza Houstek
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