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HOW-TO: Simple GRUB2 NFSroot (Debian 8 Jessie)

Posted 08-23-2016 at 03:18 PM by IsaacKuo
Updated 08-25-2016 at 02:55 AM by IsaacKuo

Sometimes you just want to boot with GRUB2 and /boot on a local drive (hard drive or USB drive), but with root on an nfs share. Other tutorials will show you how to set this up with full blown PXE network booting. This How-To shows you how to set this up with just an nfs server. Compared to a full blown PXE netboot setup:

1) Server setup is simpler. Grub nfsroot only requires an nfs server. You do NOT need a tftp server, nor do you need a customized DHCP server.

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