revamping our beowulf

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at
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.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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