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Re: Setting up a netboot server

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 12:10:35PM -0000, Pete Clarke wrote:
> Hi all,
> I currently have a netboot server (tftp) for setting up Solaris machines,
> it is an Ultra 10 running Solaris 9.
> I have a local mirror of the Debian archive, and currently use a netboot
> CD image to boot x86 and Sparc workstations before installation over the
> network.
> Solaris netboot/installation works fine - now, I want to expand this to
> serve Debian installation images too - I can sort the tftp side of things
> (/etc/ethers /etc/hosts and the /tftpboot links) but am curious as to what
> extra software I need to install on the Solaris machine.
> Has anyone had any experience in this? I don't want to have to setup a
> further tftp server specifically for the Debian installation if I can
> possibly avoid it!
> Basically I want to bypass the netboot CD image and get each new client to
> setup purely via the network.
> the mirror is currently on a different machine to the tftp server.

I would advice you to take a look at http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/ .
It might be just what you want, just for debian.


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