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Old 12-06-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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Question BootP faq?


Hi,
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Just wanted to say I really enjoy the site and it has helped me through *countless* problems/questions I have had with Linux, as I am pretty much a first time user 2 months ago and now I am about a week away from ditching windows for good!! Thanks to all.. [/ramble]
Aaanyway, I am building a fileserver, and I have everything but the hard drive. Being the obsessive nerd that I am, I wanted to get the other machine to work before I am able to actually go get a hard drive. I've searched my brains out on this but can't quite figure out how to sucessfully run a BootP server that will have a bootfile that this driveless wonder can run on. I've looked at /etc/bootptab and run /sbin/bootpd or whatever, but I was wondering how /where to create a bootfile and if anyone knew where a HOWTO guide was on this. I am running slackware 9.0 on a P4 if that matters. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 04:24 AM   #2
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There are a lot of options,

one is the "Linux Terminal Server Project"

http://freshmeat.net/releases/130024/

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4472/1/


another is NFS-ROOT

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/NFS-Root.html

http://muse.linuxmafia.org/lost+found/diskless.html
 
Old 12-07-2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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Thank you, I didn't know all that stuff existed..
 
  


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