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Re: PXE Booting Grip

* Is it possible to use PXE and debian-installer to install Emdebian??

Yes, if there is more space available. Minimum would likely be 1Gb, 2Gb
to be comfortable with an X-based installation.

I'm starting to see a trend here :)

So it looks like the pitiful amount of disk will seriously hamper the
installation of *any* debian system on this box. Shame, but fair enough.

I'll have a rethink. I used to use NFS, PXE and netboot to do something
similar at a project I was on a few years back with embedded x86 kit. Maybe
I can dig out some notes and see what I can come up with. The hosts have
1GB RAM and I'll use NFS for any persistent storage, so may just turn them
totally diskless instead.

Perhaps unrelated, but UEFI firmware supports PXE boot. Since Debian is supporting UEFI other areas, it would be nice if PXE worked with Emdebian/Debian, along with UEFI, for remote booting. (UEFI doesn't have any NFS support.)

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