diskless Scyld or OSCAR beowulf setup?

Carpenter, Dean Dean.Carpenter at pharma.com
Wed Feb 28 11:26:54 PST 2001

Ah ha.  Is it possible to boot Scyld nodes via PXE ?  That would be nice ...
No more floppy or HD partitioning ...

Dean Carpenter
deano at areyes.com
dean.carpenter at pharma.com
dean.carpenter at purduepharma.com
94TT :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Lindahl [mailto:lindahl at conservativecomputer.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 1:25 PM
To: Dave Alden
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: diskless Scyld or OSCAR beowulf setup?

On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 03:33:52PM +0000, Dave Alden wrote:

> Is it possible to use the Scyld or OSCAR solutions in a diskless
> and I mean diskless -- no floppy, cdrom or hard drive.  :-)

Not exactly and no.

OSCAR requires a real harddisk.

Scyld requires either a network card that can boot, or some other
means of booting: disk on chip, CD-ROM, floppy. Odds are your
el-cheapo network card doesn't have PXE, but you can look.

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