bobb at redbrick.dcu.ie
Thu Apr 29 11:51:35 IST 2004
Ronan Cunniffe hath declared on Thursday the 29 day of April 2004 :-:
> (listing of the tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg dir):
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 98 eden_xterm
> (eden_xterm is a text file containing):
> PROMPT 0
> DEFAULT linux-rhine-initrd
> APPENDIP 1
> APPEND initrd=linuxrootfs.gz ramdisk_size=16384 rw
Just thought I'd share with the group something I took a while to
figure out.... :)
I prefear my machines to boot totally off local disk (under normal operation)
without getting their kernels over the network (hey, I'm weird like that :).
However I would also like them to be configured to boot from the network
by default so that I don't have to go frikkin' around with BIOSs on loads
of machines whenever I get the urge to re-install them.
You can use the following PXE config in /tftp/pxelinux.cfg/default
Which, assuming theres no other config matching the ip of the machine,
will tell it to boot, surprisingly, from the local disk.
You can then create a specific config for the machine(s) whenever you
want to re-install. fai-chboot(8) does this if you are using fai...
Probably something terribly obvious which everyone knows... but I
was thrilled when I found out it could be done :)
Mr. Rogers could explain shoe-tying and make it seem like the coolest
thing in the world. He was our Uncle and older brother. He told us we
were special, and we knew he'd be there for us.
A cult leader, right down to the sneakers.
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