Automated installs (very long)

Charlie Brady cbrady at
Wed Oct 8 04:13:41 GMT 1997

On Wed, 8 Oct 1997, Louis Mandelstam wrote:

> 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.

You can also just use smbclient rather than smbfs to access the server. It
is probably a little less complicated to set up, but you don't get mounted
file system access to files on the server.

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