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Old 11-18-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
kris.kj.jacobs
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IPCOP diskless install


Hi techies,

Anyone ever managed to install an IPCOP firewall on a diskless node?

The setup I need is a standard PC without a harddisk that is booted from an etherboot flash image written on a floppy. I would take a part of the harddisk of a Fedora Core machine and assign it to the ipcop server. Ideally setup via system-config-netboot in Fedora.

If someone could provide me with a HOWTO, that would be very nice.

Many thanks,

Kris
 
Old 12-21-2006, 05:45 AM   #2
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I believe IPCOP is way to large to image on a floppy. You can try to image it on a CF card with at least with 1GB space but on a floppy I doubt it. You never know someone might come up with thing like that sometime.
On the other hand you can try your hand of m0n0wall it will run on a cdrom instead of floppy.
http://m0n0.ch/wall/
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:06 PM   #3
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I didn't mean the whole firewall has to fit on a floppy disk.

It should use an etherboot flash image written on a floppy to do a network boot.

All filesystems (boot, root, etc.) will have to be stored on an NFS drive. That's what Fedora's system-config-netboot package is all about.

The main issue here is that I want to recuperate old hardware for this. The only weak point here are harddisks as they all fail after some time.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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Did you ever get this to work?

Hello Kris,
Did you ever get this to work?

I am also looking to do this and have not yet found a solution. I already have a working bootp/PXE Server where I can boot IPCOP and many other O/S's but I need to run IPCOP directly from the network due to local disk limitations.

Thank you

David
 
Old 01-23-2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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Hi David,

In fact I gave up looking for it. But I'm still very interested to arrive at a solution.

Did I understand well? You can already boot from the network but you still need a local disk to host filesystems / and /var/log?

Are you willing to send me a detailed setup procedure how you managed to arrive where you are now? Maybe this will give me ideas to progress further on this and so we can cooperate to get the thing working.

Many thanks,

Kris
 
  


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