[ILUG] RedHat Installation via NFS vs FTP
lhecking at nmrc.ucc.ie
Thu Jan 27 15:22:46 GMT 2000
> 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.
You should copy the CD contents to the hd on one machine, this will give
you the best installation speed. Just make sure that you add this
filesystem to /etc/exports (and, if you run NIS, to the auto.home map
on the NIS server).
> 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
> ftp.esat.net is?).
ftp install is dog slow, in my experience, but I may not have
enough experience :)
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