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Old 11-10-2005, 04:41 AM   #1
ayoub
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Building a file system ( Ramdisk)


Hi everybody,


I'm a Linux newbie I'm trying to build a Diskless system:

I've a PC able to boot from the Network using the PXE and pxelinux on a remote server using tftp at this stage I've configured the server and the client an it's OK.
my PC while booting can download a kernel image and a ramdisk, I'm using the following config in the server :
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prompt 1
default linux
timeout 30

label linux
kernel bzImage
append initrd=initrd.gz
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Of course I can add more options in append


I've compiled the kernel with a support for initrd and ramdisk.

My question is how to build a valid ramdisk from the scratch( I need only a very basic file sys with a bash and a minimum of tools )

I need your help - to have details on howto do it.


Thanks



Cheers,
 
Old 11-10-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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Start here.
http://nais.sourceforge.net/doc/NAIS-HOWTO-5.html

then possibly here for more info

http://frank.harvard.edu/~coldwell/diskless/

HTH,

Nawar
 
  


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