diskless package issues...
I've just started using the diskless package, and it's great! I love
the way it sets up the root dir to actually boot, which it wouldn't if
one just unpacked the .tgz. And the automatic setup of separate /etc
and /var for each machine is really cool!
I have three questions. First, when I chroot to
/var/lib/diskless/default/root and install new packages, /etc and /var
updates don't propagate to the host /etc and /var directories. Are
there plans to make this work -- for example, to have a
"diskless-update" script to update all of those dirs?
Second, woody seems to have a new way of installing base using packages
in basedebs.tar instead of base.tgz. Are there plans to update diskless
accordingly, e.g. using dpkg --install --root?
Third, is there a way to make the console work so users can log in
there? I always get something like "id 1 respawning too fast, disabling
for 5 minutes".
I think diskless could be not just a great beowulf tool, but a terrific
way to simplify management of any cluster of machines, whether
workstations or servers. It's a really neat package!
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