[Beowulf] Anybody here still use SystemImager?
joe.landman at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 12:36:16 PST 2019
On 2/26/19 12:56 PM, David Mathog wrote:
> What I really need is a version of Boel which will chroot into a
> Centos 7 system.
> Anybody have one? Failing that, is there another small PXE bootable
> linux distro, more or less like Boel but with a kernel near 3.10, with
> an initrd which loads a target script (by nodename) into busybox and
> runs it?
I've never used system imager or Boel, so I can't necessarily comment on
how to fix that. I can point out though, that the project I built
(https://github.com/joelandman/nyble) turns your standard CentOS7,
Debian9, or Ubuntu18.04 distro into a PXE (or USB or local disk)
bootable RAMdisk mounted system. I used this (previous versions of
this) at Scalable Informatics to boot/run infrastructure we shipped.
You can hand the system a boot time argument on a script to run after it
comes up. I used boot options of
runscript=http://path/to/simple/shell/script.sh simplenet=1 verbose
I do need to update the readme file on that as it is out of date. You
can see all the boot options in the
file, of the form 'grep -q option= /proc/cmdline).
I use this for doing all my booting of immutable images. Just need the
kernel, and the initramfs. I can build one for you if you want, and you
can play with it.
e: joe.landman at gmail.com
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