Installing Linux over the network
kerry at gotss.eu.org
Wed Jun 7 06:08:02 EDT 2000
No it's not.
A 1 line addition to /etc/exports of
and a restart of the nfs services is easier than figuring out the anonymous
permitions required to get ftp to go properly. NFS also lets clients seek on
a file rather than having them pull the whole thing down to their local hdd
before operating on it. NFS is also capable of recovering from a server
reboot in the middle of an install, since it uses udp the
connections are stateless. You can also mount a nice large filesystem on the
clinet over the network via nfs on root filesystem, and have a totally diskless
box if you desire for recovery or e2fsck purposes or for noise restrains.
Diskless boxes are the quietest of all. I have found that unless you mount
the ftp directories under /home/ftp or do amazing things with /etc/ftpusers
and /etc/ftpaccess with wu-ftpd or config files for proftp the chroot done for
anonymous users makes large portions of your fs inaccessable.
FTP is good for internet guff or specialized apps but for large
work station installations or for little LAN setups I have found NFS simpler.
On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 11:34:14AM -0400, Victor Tsaran wrote:
> Kerry, but what for? If Redhat supports FTP/HTTP installations? It's really
> much easier.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kerry Hoath" <kerry at gotss.eu.org>
> To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 11:06 AM
> Subject: Re: Installing Linux over the network
> | You'd use a distribution that can do an nfs install and export the cdrom out
> | 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
> | > 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
> | > I actually configure the card to the right IP and mount the CDROM on the
> | > other computer?
> | > Regards,
> | > Vic
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > _______________________________________________
> | > Speakup mailing list
> | > Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
> | > http://speech.braille.uwo.ca/mailman/listinfo/speakup
> | >
> | --
> | --
> | Kerry Hoath: kerry at gotss.eu.org
> | Alternates: kerry at emusys.com.au kerry at gotss.spice.net.au or
> khoath at lis.net.au
> | ICQ UIN: 8226547
> | _______________________________________________
> | Speakup mailing list
> | Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
> | http://speech.braille.uwo.ca/mailman/listinfo/speakup
> Speakup mailing list
> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Kerry Hoath: kerry at gotss.eu.org
Alternates: kerry at emusys.com.au kerry at gotss.spice.net.au or khoath at lis.net.au
ICQ UIN: 8226547
More information about the Speakup