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Re: install via own mirror (nfs)



On 10/30/10 5:40 AM, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:20:30 +0200, Matthias wrote in message
<4CC9A2CE.7010900@nld.ds.mpg.de>:

Hi everyone,

I would like to install debian using an own mirror that I set up on
an NFS server which is available in the local network.
I do a tftpboot/pxelinux netboot on the client machine and boot into
the kernel image provided in the netboot directory
(/dists/stable/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/).
I only get the possibility to select between http and ftp for access
to a mirror but I don't have the possibility to use either of them.
I tried also to manually mount the nfs-share containing the mirror
via the busybox-shell, but that doesn't work (apparently, this
busybox does not support nfs).
I also did a comprehensive web-search but did not find any answer to
my question. I was previously using openSuSE where this works without
any problems.
Is there a way to do this, or am I wasting my time?

..install a webserver on your mirror NFS box, then just pick
that mirror "manually."

Hi, thanks for the reply.

However, as I wrote before, I don't want to install a webserver
in the local network (there is a complex infrastructure and it is
out of the question to do this).
I just want to know, whether there is a way to do the installation it via NFS (I don't see a reason why it should not be possible). If not I'm going to stick to openSuSE.

Thanks a lot,

Matthias


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