revamping our beowulf
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Sep 6 08:12:07 PDT 2002
On 6 Sep 2002, Dean Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-09-06 at 08:19, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> > Convert to Red Hat, learn to use kickstart, PXE, DHCP and yum.
> This is exactly what I am doing and am on version 3 of "Dean's Magic
> Disk". ;-) The problem, however, is that diskettes are soooo sloowwwww.
> It takes longer to boot from the floppy than it does to install the
> whole system and reboot. I have the install size down to 480 meg for
> RH7.3, so it may be worthwhile to just put the whole image on the a CD
> and only depend on the network for node identity through dhcp, but maybe
> just putting the boot stuff on there would suffice.
PXE, tftp, bootp, and don't use a floppy -- boot directly over the
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