Debian FAI diskless?

Andrew Piskorski atp at
Sun May 25 21:22:28 EDT 2003

On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 05:44:34AM -0400, beowulf-request at wrote:

> From: Thomas Lange <lange at informatik.Uni-Koeln.DE>
> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 10:42:18 +0200
> Subject: Re: (Opens can of worms..) What is the best linux distro for a cluste r?

> Debian has a very nice tool for installing a beowulf cluster
> unattended. It's called Fully Automatic Installation (FAI) and can be
> found at The manual has also
> a chapter how to set up a Beowuluf cluster with little work. I did
> several installations of Beowulf clusters with this tool (I'm the
> author) but I also know other people using it for clusters. Have a

Can FAI be used to setup a where only the head node has local disk,
and all the rest ares diskless?  I looked in the docs but didn't see
any reference to diskless.

Andrew Piskorski <atp at>
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