[Beowulf] A couple of interesting comments

Michael Brown spambox at emboss.co.nz
Sat Jun 7 12:03:07 PDT 2008

Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Anyone have any cool tricks for how to consistently set the BIOS on
> large numbers of boxes without requiring steps that humans can screw
> up easily?

Get a USB stick that boots into Linux. Set up one machine the way you want,
then boot it up using the USB stick. Do:
 dd if=/dev/nvram of=cmos.bin
For each oth the other machines, boot them using the stick and do:
  dd if=cmos.bin of=/dev/nvram 

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