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Old 09-27-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
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How to intall / to NFS ???

Hello !

I have a question:


2 PCīs
PC1: Has a small HDD (512MB) = Compactflash
PC2: = NFS-Server with enough space...

How can i install Slackware Linux 10 to the 512MB HDD and put the / -tree to my second PC

Any Ideas?

in kernel unde NFSFilesystem i can use an option:
/ on nfs-server....

Thanks for your replay

Old 09-27-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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Scroll down a bit, and you'll see what you need to export in the NFS, and scrolling even more, where to select to install from it.

Oh, and here how to setup a nfs share:
Old 09-27-2004, 07:28 AM   #3
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Sorry thatīs not what i wanted :-(

I want to install slackware FROM cd TO / (Where / is on an NFS-Share)

But i donīt know how to do that !

because my silent HDD is only 512 MB...
so i need this hdd only to boot an then use my nfs-share as /

Thanks again for replay

Old 09-27-2004, 09:46 AM   #4
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What you want is rather difficult to do, because most probably you'd have to recompile the kernel with built-in (not modular) NFS support. However I think there is a much simpler solution.

Instead of mounting / on NFS, you could consider mounting /usr and /home as NFS and keep / on you HDD, since they will be the largest directories, which has the added benefit of being able to boot and login as root should your NFS-exporter fail for some reason.

I assume you know how to set everything up correctly. The only thing you have to do is mount the NFS-partitions prior to installation to the installation-directory and setup the correct fstab entries afterwards if the slackware installer has not done so already.
Old 09-27-2004, 10:22 AM   #5
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liutom, sorry i understood wrong, anyway, you can install amigolinux ( the official forum for this distro is here on LinuxQuestions so you can ask there if you have a doubt) which is a stripped version of slackware, and then connect to your NFS share as alhobbel suggested as you need something to be installed in the 512mb hdd to access the nfs.

EDIT: The easier way to use this is to get a simple system installed on the hdd to boot and mount the nfs share (in case you share the root / ) in example /mnt and then use: chroot /mnt
That way you'll use exactly the same system except for the kernel.

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