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Re: Cluster XFS install without CD...

To: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Cluster XFS install without CD...
From: Juri Haberland <juri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 22:10:54 +0200
Cc: Mike Sowka <msowka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0110051557480.21318-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Mike Burger wrote:
> 
> 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.

Ahh, should read more carefully...

Thanks,
Juri


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