[ubuntu-us-nc] Ubuntu Network boot - Kernel and NFS root config

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 18:55:53 BST 2010

i have not had a chance to try this set-up.. anyone else?

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Michael Peterson
<sgiomlaireachd at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello
> I am posting this because I need a bit of guidance. I am not new to setting
> up services for network booting like pxelinux, the TFTP server, and NFS
> server. But what I do need some help with is setting up a kernel whether it
> has all the need drives and goodies built in or uses a ram disk ( I believe
> when i was reading something in one of the wiki pages about network booting
> the recommend the use of the ram disk for modules so you did not have to
> recompile the kernel). And then I am not sure how to setup the NFS root
> environment so that I can added addition programs and scripts for the client
> to start-up and execute. An example of a program would be like the link2 web
> browser to run at start-up in a frame-buffed console. I would like to avoid
> the x system to simplify configuration for a hardware independent setup.
> Also the thin client does not require user authentication, although support
> for authentication so some various administrative things could be done from
> the thin-client would be cool.
> The purpose of this thin-client is to support the re-syncing of the local
> drive from and image on the server using a variety of open source tools and
> some scripts. This is an article from the Linux Journal on what I am trying
> to replicate.
> http://www.linuxjournal.com/magazine/freeboo-open-architecture-network-dual-boot?page=0,1
> You can email me directly or use the mailing list if you want other people
> to see.
> Thanks for the help.
> Mike - Sgiomlaireachd
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