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Re: diskless workstation?


I have a laptop with no hard drive that boots from the
floppy and automatically nfs mounts its filesystems from a
Sun Solaris machine using "yard".  Yard is not yet a debian
package but is available from the usual places.


Rob wrote:
> I have a spare 486 that I would like to utilise in some form for debian.
> Unfortunatly, it has no hard disc, although it does have a network card.
> The rest of the network consists of an NT4 server, two W95 workstations,
> and another debain (hamm) box, which currently talks to the others via
> basic TCP/IP services (ftp etc), and samba.
> Is there a simple way of creating a boot floppy that will get enough off
> the ground to load the rest of linux off one or other of the other systems
> (presumably the other debian box!)  or do I have to scrounge another hard
> disc..
> Thanks in advance,
> Rob

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