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Re: debian nfsroot installation

Hi Philipp,

On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Philipp Michels wrote:

> Hi list,
> I would like to setup my debian box as a server for diskless clients. I
> created a directory /nfsroot and setup dhcp3-server and atftpd. Now i have
> two options
> to create a nfsroot fs:
> copy/rsync the real root to /nfsroot
> installation of a minimal debian system into /nfsroot

You have 2 options, or copy the real system into the /nfsroot and modifing
it to the client needs (pay attention to hostname, network/interfaces,
fstab and kernel) or otherwise you can use debootstrap (start with a woody
system that it is known to work fine).

> I prefer a installation into the directory /nfsroot, but i dont find an
> option
> in dpkg to install into a specific directory.
> Is there a way to install a debian system into a directory?

as above.. use debootstrap.


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