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Re: [Fedora-xen] diskless boot



On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 9:27 PM, Luca <lucarx76 gmail com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  following  the fedora-xen instruction, I was able to install XEN and Domain
> 0 and create an initial ram disk with mkinitrd (which will then mount the
> real root filesystem located on an hard drive on the same workstation).
>
> I wonder if what follows, is possible.
>
> On a workstation, I would not install anything. Instead I would use
> etherboot, for instance, to download Xen hypervisor, Domain 0 and an initial
> ram disk from a server.  Everything would be loaded in memory. The initial
> ram disk would then mount the real root filesystem, located this time not on
> the same workstation, but on a different workstation connected to the
> network.
>
> I have tried building by myself an initial ram disk capable of mounting a
> real filesystem located on a different workstation but it didn't work. I'm
> not a fedora or Xen expert, so I hope someone here could help me.
>

This claims to be out of date, but maybe it will give you some hints.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StatelessLinux/NFSRoot

Cheers,
Todd

> Of course, I assume the NFS server is working.
>
> Thanks,
>  Luca
>
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