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

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Nov 3 02:01:45 PST 2004


> Is it possible to have a compute node PXE boot a distro
> mounted in the CD on the headnode?

I don't know about the PLD Linux, but it's at least possible to boot from a 
installation (into a directory in the server) all the nodes. Depending on the 
setup of PXE, you can just boot via nfs (and this is before lilo has any job to 
to - this would cover your case), install the local harddisk or boot from the 
local harddisk.

You need this: http://syslinux.zytor.com/ i.e. PXELINUX

Cheers - Reuti

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