Linux root FS on NFS?

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Mon Sep 2 08:34:24 MDT 2013


I've done this with gentoo many times. I can probably dig up my notes.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 7:56 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 09/02/2013 03:17 AM, Dan Egli wrote:
> > I'm trying to explain to someone how you could configure Linux to serve
> as
> > a PXE boot server to another Linux machine and have that machine (PXE
> boot
> > machine, not server sending PXE image) obtain it's root file system
> > (really, ALL it's files except /tmp, /proc, /sys and things from the
> > optical drive) via NFS. I've gotten a lot of the details, but I keep
> > missing something. Does anyone know of a good FAQ/walkthrough/etc... that
> > would be able to tell me what I'm missing and to tell me if I made any
> > mistakes?
>
> Maybe try to boot the system and see what heppens?
>
> > I'd appreciate it! I think this is going to be for Gentoo, but I don't
> > really care which distribution the instructions are for. I can fix them
> in
> > my head.
>
> It's a bit dated, but here's something for CentOS 5:
>
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/DisklessClients
>
> and for the gee wiz file, here's a guy who boots windows 7 over pxe
> disklessly using iscsi, coming from a linux server using LVM and
> copy-on-write:
>
>
> http://kentonsprojects.blogspot.ca/2011/12/lan-party-house-technical-design-and.html
>
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