Re: Working Network Installs
"Cassandra Lynette Brockett" <email@example.com> writes:
> I was just wondering if anyone is working on creating a working network
> system for Debian?
Yes. I've install using boot-floppies over network completely lots of
times. Not on i386 though.
> At the moment all the available methods require a boot disk of some variety,
> however it is possible to boot debian off the network including the
> installer, however this still means that a disk or cd is required to load
> "rescue.bin" and "drivers.tgz"...
That's not true. I've netbooted/netinstalled SPARC and PPC many
> If no one else is working on it, I am modifying one of the root.bin files
> (currently just bf2.4/root.bin from woody) to allow complete network booting
> and installation, if there is someone working on it, I would like to join
> forces on this one.
We're not adding features to boot-floppies, actually. It's
maintenance only. Work on debian-installer.
Anyhow i386 booting is a pain because you have to pick packet drivers
for your particular ether card.
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