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Re: I had high hopes for FC5, damn...



On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 10:15 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 09:30, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > No need to burn the first CD. In the long run, it's much easier to setup
> > > > a pxeboot/tftp setup and boot from the network...
> > > 
> > > Is there a way to do this that isn't version-specific?  With
> > > the CDs I've always had to boot from the exact version
> > > that I wanted to install and I normally have several
> > > NFS-installable copies on line at once (different fedora's,
> > > centos, k12tsp, etc.).  And I have a default network boot
> > > for ltsp thin clients.  Is there a way to set up a network
> > > grub boot or something similar that could give a menu for
> > > the load wanted?
> > > 
> > 
> > My bootpxe can install FC3, FC4 (i386/x86_64), FC5 (i386/x86_64) and
> > CentOS 4 (x86_64).
> > Once you setup the initial bootpxe configuration, you can have it handle
> > multiple concurrent configurations. (You'll just need the vmlinuz +
> > initrd image for each kernel pair + ISO files)
> 
> How do you control which of those is loaded when you boot a new
> client?  I'd like to do that at the client side - and have a
> timeout/default to load the ltsp thin client instead of an
> installer.
> 

Simple: You create a configuration menu
under /tftpboot/pxlinux.cfg/default (And a boot message file
in /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/boot.msg).
Once configured, much like lilo, the user can select which kernel (and
kernel configuration) he/she wants to load.
http://syslinux.zytor.com/pxe.php#config

Gilboa


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