[Beowulf] pxe boot an arbitrary distro from a CD drive on the headnode?

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Wed Nov 3 03:52:30 EST 2004


On Tue, 2 Nov 2004, David Mathog wrote:

> Is it possible to have a compute node PXE boot a distro
> mounted in the CD on the headnode?
> 
You should be able to do this.
Just off the top of my head, in the case of Fedora look in the
mirrors, in the 'iso' directory. There are all the files you
need for a PXE boot - dlownlaod them and put them in your tftp.
In my case, I tried to load from a remote http: site.
You could mount the CD rom as a loopback, and NFS export it.
Then choose to load from master:/cdrom (whatever).


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