Re: Floppy and tftp - was Woody Freeze
>>>>> "Ola" == Ola Lundqvist <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Apr 08, 2001 at 06:10:45PM -0700, Alex Perry wrote:
>> > > You have floppy drives in your servers? You should maybe try tftp.
>> > Not likely if Craig uses off-the-shelf PC hardware. They don't have a boot
>> > monitor, remember. Floppies aren't going away in this respect untill a lot
>> > more network cards are available with a flash chip.
>> Nonono. You put the network boot code on the floppy. www.etherboot.org
>> The PC thinks it is doing a floppy boot, so almost any system can do that,
>> then the loaded code actually does a network boot from there on.
>> It would be very convenient to have a debian package that depends on
>> tftp server and dhcp server, then configures them for you. All unexpected
>> computers asking to boot are given the choice of becoming terminals
>> (aka www.ltsp.org) or of immediately installing debian to the hard disk.
>> It wasn't hard to set that up manually, but could easily be trivialized.
> I'm working on a project to run debian (servers and clients) diskless.
> Im actually sitting with a totally diskless computer running debian
> started with PXE, GRUB, Linux-2.4.2 and nfs-root. I intend to make
> diskless-server and diskless-client packages to simplify this.
> Is there anyone else out there that are interested in this?
I am very interested in this. Do you have a web page describing this?