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Re: OT: Read-Only NFS-mounted Debian System for Library Kiosk PCs, using KACE K2000 as PXE?

On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Dan Ritter <dsr@randomstring.org> wrote:
On Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 02:07:44PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> But I have no real experience in PXE booting, and only vaguely understand
> the depths of Debian booting, and know very little about setting up a KACE
> (now Quest) K2000 Systems Deployment Appliance for network-booting a
> computer, and much less for booting a Linux image, and much less for
> pointing those Linux boxes to remote read-only NFS mounted systems (and I
> know little NFS at all).
> So, does anyone have enough experience with this combination of stuff, and
> willingness, to guide me in this process? Or even subsets of the process
> that might get me closer to the whole? I can't help but think there might
> be others in a similar situation that would benefit from finding this
> process detailed on-line.

The keyword you are missing is LTSP, the Linux Terminal Server
Project, which is a full setup of DNS, DHCP, PXE, images, and


Yes, that explains *what* to do in a general sort of way, but not *why* it's being done, so when a particular generalized step doesn't work, I'm having difficulty sorting out what that step is supposed to do, and how to do it in my situation. I was hoping to find someone familiar with the K2000 and with Debian NFS/PXE booting, who's brain I might be able to pick. I didn't really expect to find anyone with that particular cross-over skill set, but thought I'd take a shot.

But this gives me impetus to go look at this again a little deeper maybe. Thanks for this pointer!

Kent West                    <")))><
Westing Peacefully - http://kentwest.blogspot.com

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