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

David Mathog mathog at mendel.bio.caltech.edu
Wed Nov 3 11:18:36 EST 2004


rolf at anythinglinux.org wrote:

> David - Your best bet is to use ClusterKnoppix - a hacked version of 
> knoppix which allows for a full openMosix cluster via PXE. This will do 
> what you need, keep in mind that it does nfs mount the cdrom drive, 
> which will take a while for programs to load. If you're interest I can 
> write a howto on what needs to be done after the master(with the cd-rom) 

But I don't want to boot ClusterKnoppix on the headnode - it's still
busy running the rest of the cluster.  I only want to boot the
CDROM contents on the one failed node.  Possible???

Thanks,

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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