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Re: Cluster XFS install without CD...

To: Juri Haberland <juri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Cluster XFS install without CD...
From: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 15:58:29 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: Mike Sowka <msowka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <3BBE0EA7.B9BDE73B@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Juri Haberland wrote:

> Mike Sowka wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> > Ok... I realize I should RTFM but I was hoping someone could just point
> > me in the right direction. I've been working with XFS since it's 1.0
> > release, needless to say ... IT ROCKS. Now that I've been put in charge
> > on building a computing cluster at school I'd like to use XFS for my
> > cluster nodes. So far...:
> > - I've intalled the main node with RH7.1 XFS-1.0.1 using the CD media
> > (got a boot disk as well ofcourse)
> > - and now I have no clue how to go about installing XFS RH7.1 base
> > systems that have NOTHING but a floppy dirve... :) I could install a
> > video card on each for the sake of install but other than that all I
> > have is the boot disk... any ideas how I should go about this? XFS dump
> > maybe?
>
> Hi Mike,
>
> I just did it today, it was pretty easy. You only have to have a NFS
> server from where you install with your floppy:
> On the NFS server create a directory where you copy all files from the
> first and second RedHat CDs to. After that, copy all files from the SGI
> CD over this directoy - overwrite as needed.
> Then create an install floppy disk from the bootnet.img file that you'll
> find in images/.
>
> Boot the machine that should be installed from this disk and follow the
> instructions for an install via NFS.
> That's it.

I don't think that's what he wants to do.  He basically wants the other
systems to have no hard drive...instead, he wants them to run off of the
first system.


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