revamping our beowulf
jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Sep 6 06:43:57 PDT 2002
On Fri, 6 Sep 2002 at 9:19am, Robert G. Brown wrote
> I put on dog-and-pony shows with our cluster from time to time, and one
> amusing trick is to put an install boot floppy hacked to make ks the
> timeout default (a bit of a pain, involving mkinitrd and so forth, but
> not horribly difficult) into the drive of an idle node, punch reset,
The only thing you need to do to change the timeout default of a boot
floppy is edit syslinux.cfg and change the first line "default linux" to
"default ks". I also usually change the timeout to something really short
-- long enough to do something else if I want, but not long enough that I
get annoyed waiting for it.
In any case, no mkinitrd involved.
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