dhcp detect netboot, setup, post install, resuling system.
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
4. resuling system - The completed system after all install operations
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
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.
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