On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Ed Suominen wrote:
> Jim, this is intriguing. (David, I have indeed tried to fix the Etherboot
> problem, and I've lost too much of my remaining hair on it to continue down
> that track...)
> If I were to take the time to prepare myself a bootable CD (using Timo's
> rescue CD builder) that installs LTSP onto a hard disk, would there be any
> interest in the .ISO file? Might be a good way to make use of an old hard
> disk if you don't feel like messing with an Etherboot ROM, right?
Keep in mind, you aren't installing LTSP onto the harddisk, only the
kernel and initrd. LTSP still needs to be installed on your server.
As for an ISO image, yeah, I'd gladly throw that up on the contrib
I'd like for you to use the newest kernel tho. It's based on 2.4.21.
> On Tuesday 01 July 2003 19:40, jam@... wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Ed Suominen wrote:
> > > For some weird reason, one of my thin clients quit booting over the
> > > network. Could I put vmlinuz-2.4.19-ltsp-1 onto the root partition of a
> > > hard disk and put the entire contents of /opt/ltsp/i386/ onto another
> > > partition of it and boot from the hard disk? Would I need to mess with
> > > GRUB or LILO?
> > Well, not exactly, but you still can boot from the hard disk.
> > You won't need the /opt/ltsp/i386 directory. That stays on the server.
> > And you can't use the vmlinuz-2.4.19-ltsp-1 kernel, because that is
> > tagged for Etherboot, and you can't just boot it from a hard drive.
> > What you can do is take the ltsp_initrd_kit, and in there is the raw
> > Linux kernel and the gzipped initrd file.
> > Take those 2 files and put them on the hard drive, and setup lilo or
> > grub to boot the kernel and load the initrd.
> > That should take care of it.
> > Jim McQuillan
> > jam@...
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