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Re: Suggestions for the Installer (regarding network installs)

On Tuesday 14 October 2003 04:13, Bryan White wrote:
> I have never looked into boot ROMs for NICs.  That
> sounds like overkill just to launch an install.

Actually it's not at all.  Network booting provides a very fast and 
efficient method of starting an installation.  Just a simple DHCP 
request, followed by a tftp connection to pull down a kenrel/initrd 
image provided on the first installation CD, and you're set.  We use 
syslinux as the boot loader, so we can have a nice kickstart menu where 
the installation techs just pick the type of system that they're 
installing and the kickstart will automagically start.

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