Re: making bootable CD from running debian setup
On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 11:20:45PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> Couple of points.
> - You're probably interested in the BootDisk HOWTO
i'm off to look. thanky.
> - There are also HOWTOs covering diskless workstations and such. I
> believe it's possible to get x86 hardware to boot and find a kernel
> via BIOS-activated networking.
ditto here. :)
> - Disk is cheap. Bandwidth still sucks. System and distro
> maintenance are both time-consuming and expensive. The ideal
> "diskless" client isn't truely diskless, but transparently caches a
> configuration driven by a configuration served over the network.
> System data are backed off to network, user data are similarly
> cached locally only until they can be archived to network.
> A dream to date, but a pleasant one.
i'm thinking of making this a VPN or NAT box only, no user
interaction whatever. surely we don't need lots-o-fancy packages
& such just to forward net packets...
> You'll almost certainly need *some* local storage, even if proxied
> through a RAMdisk. Note that /var content will tend to need to be
i wonder about the system on the debian potato install cd... does
it have or need a /var directory? if not, what's it take to
replicate that kind of setup? what packages need nixing?
> > pointers hither and yon are requested.
> ====--> Hither
> Yon <--====
oh good. that clears up a lot. several people were telling me
that hither was east (at least when i read my email on the
monitor behind me)...
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