dhcp detect netboot, setup, post install, resuling system.

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Mon Mar 21 10:22:44 CST 2005

Can the dhcp server detect what phase the client is in?

By phase, I mean:

1. netboot - the dhcp request is sent by the nic/bios.
2. Installer - the initial "setting up network"
3. Post Install - after the reboot, the box comes up but is not fully 
configured yet.
4. resuling system - The completed system after all install operations 
are finished.

Not sure there is or needs to be any difference between 3 and 4.  3=box 
is still under the control of the Admin, 4=box is under the control of 
the user.

I am not sure how important this is, but it may lend itself to my hands 
off install goal.  It would definatly make my testing easier - I am 
having to juggle configs around so that my test boxes get one set of 
settings and my production boxes get another.  I could use MAC to 
seperate those 2 sets, but that doesn't let me have different configs 
for the same box in the different phases of install.

Carl K

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