[ILUG] RedHat Installation via NFS vs FTP
cmcclean at ait.ie
Thu Jan 27 14:26:01 GMT 2000
I need to install Linux on 20 PCs over the next couple of evenings.
I have a RH 6.0 CD. (I run SuSe 6.3 at home but that's a multiple
CD Rom install which is why I'm opting for RH). I figure that my options
1. Install on each machine directly from CD, one at a time;
2. Install via NFS (put the CD Rom in my own PC and run it from there);
3. Install RH 6.1 via FTP.
I've done options 1 and 3 before, no problems. My questions relate to
a) Can I run multiple installations via NFS, or will the CD Rom in my
be fully engaged by one machine, so it will have to be done one at a
therefore there is no point in installing via NFS.
b) What's this about P
c) Am I misunderstanding the concept of installation via NFS?
The PCs can be left to run over-night so the installation via FTP isn't
a problem (unless simultaneously trying to install 10-20 PCs from
Answers to the above questions or any advice as to the best approach to
take would be greatly appreciated. The problem is that I am unfamiliar
with the NFS installation - I've checked my manual (RH 5.2) and nothing
there; I'm also trying the on-line manual / FAQs but if anyone knew
of the top of their head that would be great.
Athlone Institute of Technology
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