Installing Linux

Ahmed Masud masud at googgun.com
Mon Feb 17 12:31:42 EST 2003


Roberto F. Brandão wrote:
> What's the best way to install Linux RedHat in a 40-node
> Beowulf whose nodes don't have neither floppy nor
> CD drive ? I've only one non-hotSwap CD/floppy unit 

Essentially there are simple (generic) ways:

1) Have diskless nodes that boot completely from one master system
2) Have nodes with disks which mirror a given node.

Scyld supports network installation as well as diskless booting.
Here are a few sources of information:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Diskless-HOWTO.html
http://frank.harvard.edu/~coldwell/diskless/
http://www.marine.csiro.au/~sakov/cluster/cluster/cluster.html

I hope this is useful

Regards and Good Luck

Ahmed.

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