Installing Linux over the network

Kerry Hoath kerry at
Tue Jun 6 11:06:43 EDT 2000

You'd use a distribution that can do an nfs install and export the cdrom out from
another Linux box. I do this all the time when installing onto the sparc.
the Sparc's network card is faster than the onboard scsi drive in the thing :-)
On Mon, Jun 05, 2000 at 11:03:08AM -0700, Victor Tsaran wrote:
> Hello, listers!
> I sort of read about this, but would like a word of support. I am attempting
> to install Linux on a computer that doesn't have CD-Rom but does have a
> Network card. How would I go about installing Linux from a network CDROM
> onto that computer?
> Let's see, if I download Speakup boot disks with network support, how would
> I actually configure the card to the right IP and mount the CDROM on the
> other computer?
> Regards,
> Vic
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