Re: install via own mirror (nfs)
On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:44:07 +0100, Matthias wrote in message
> On 10/30/10 5:40 AM, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:20:30 +0200, Matthias wrote in message
> > <4CC9A2CE.email@example.com>:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> I would like to install debian using an own mirror that I set up on
> >> an NFS server which is available in the local network.
> >> I do a tftpboot/pxelinux netboot on the client machine and boot
> >> into the kernel image provided in the netboot directory
> >> (/dists/stable/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/).
> >> I only get the possibility to select between http and ftp for
> >> access to a mirror but I don't have the possibility to use either
> >> of them. I tried also to manually mount the nfs-share containing
> >> the mirror via the busybox-shell, but that doesn't work
> >> (apparently, this busybox does not support nfs).
> >> I also did a comprehensive web-search but did not find any answer
> >> to my question. I was previously using openSuSE where this works
> >> without any problems.
> >> Is there a way to do this, or am I wasting my time?
> > ..install a webserver on your mirror NFS box, then just pick
> > that mirror "manually."
> Hi, thanks for the reply.
> However, as I wrote before, I don't want to install a webserver
> in the local network (there is a complex infrastructure and it is
> out of the question to do this).
..then shut it down, once you're done installing and
I never said "Apache", I said "webserver", we have
over a dozen usable ones that are safer than NFS.
> I just want to know, whether there is a way to do the installation it
> via NFS (I don't see a reason why it should not be possible).
..not even NFS security?
> If not I'm going to stick to openSuSE.
> Thanks a lot,
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
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