Installing Linux

Ahmed Masud masud at
Mon Feb 17 09:31:42 PST 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:

I hope this is useful

Regards and Good Luck


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