LTSP Boot Across Subnets
wirelessben at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 23:57:18 GMT 2010
So how can BKO <http://boot.kernel.org/> install Debian on my ancient, 256MB
P4 Micron in under an hour over the internet, across a strict firewall?
A: They use HTTPFS <http://httpfs.sourceforge.net/techinfo.htm> booting over
HTTP with the small 1 MB gPXE boot CD, boot USB, or boot floppy. Fuse rocks.
BKO does have an entry for Ubuntu on its internet boot server. You might
find teachers willing to give Edubuntu a whirl if they could "set it and
forget it" for an overnight install.
Very mindful of your bandwidth,
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) <
jonathan at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 5:14 PM, Ben Francis <wirelessben at gmail.com>
> > Can an LTSP client boot from a server on another subnet?
> > For example, can a client that gets an IP address of 192.168.1.5 boot
> from a server (192.168.2.10) on a separate router?
> The short answer is 'no', but everything except dhcp would probably
> work if you could set up a route to the other network. I guess it
> would get slow even if you add just a few clients, unless you have a
> strong connection between your routers.
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