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Re: [debian-knoppix] network booting with GRUB

Hello Chris,

I have not yet tried out your method, but I have been wanting to know how to do exactly this for a while now and could not find any information on implementing a linux terminal server (knoppix or otherwise) without using DHCP.  I work in a corporate environment and setting up my own DHCP server is not an option.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
-- Nathan Chilton

 Chris Liechti <cliechti@gmx.net> wrote:

I have made a little HOW-TO on network booting with GRUB and Knoppix. The advatage of my method is that it does not need a
DHCP server like Knoppix-Terminal-Server. You can boot Knoppix everywhere on your LAn with a single floppy disk.
It uses GRUBs ability to load files over the network (using TFTP) and then uses an NFS server to mount the Knoppix CD image (The
later part is the same as with the terminal-server). This is interesting in environments where you have no control over the DHCP server
and must not start you own one (unless you want to meet the sysadmin ;-) It's also nice if you want different versions of Knoppix in
parallel, for nostalgia or developement...

you can find a litlle description of what i have done on http://homepage.hispeed.ch/py430/knoppix/index.html


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