Automated installs (very long)

Louis Mandelstam lma at
Tue Oct 7 15:49:05 GMT 1997

On Tue, 7 Oct 1997, Louis Mandelstam wrote:

> 3. Linux boots, gets IP settings using bootp, mounts a shared directory
>    from the server via NFS, jumps to a script on the share, with all the
>    necessary binaries on the server as well.  Only things such as bootpc
>    and ifconfig are on the inird on the Linux boot disk.

I'd like to add that I would recommend you use Samba/smbfs to mount the
share on the server from the install routine, rather than using NFS as I
have.  Reason I'm using NFS was due to earlier experiments which used NFS,
and I certainly intend switching to SMB when I have some spare time.


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