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Re: Suggestions for the Installer (regarding network installs)

hpa has additional info on his syslinux site, 

pxe is really great for installs. i've been doing 
redhat installations with pxe/nfs for a couple of
months now and it's extremely nice not to need media.

just drop the isos in an nfs export somewhere and your 
all set.


On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 02:38:49PM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> > OK, I've been wanting to do PXE installations for a long time.  I can
> > get the machines to boot off off PXE, but I'm not sure where to go from
> > there.  (I've played around with it a little, and actually got the
> > kernel to boot, but not far enough to start the installer.)  Anybody got
> > some pointers and/or any documentation on how to do a PXE boot
> > installation?
> If you are using pxelinux (throw the old intel pxe crap in the bitbucket its
> just pain 8))
> Edit /etc/dhcpd.conf. Set it up for dhcp as normal but also add
> 	next-server the-pxe-tftp-box-i-have;
> 	filename "/pxelinux.0"
> for the host range, and make sure allow booting; is included in the top
> section.
> Edit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp. Enable tftp and make sure the server_args is
> "-s /tftpboot" - this limits where the tftp can access.
> Stick pxelinux.0 from syslinux into /tftpboot
> Boot the pxe box and it should boot to a boot prompt but will fail to
> load a kernel.
> cp the initrd and kernel image from the first CD pxe directory into
> /tftpboot. Now either set up a pxelinux.cfg (see docs) or at the prompt
> type the kernelname initrd=initrdname
> Its a godsend for saving time
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