How to boot an LTSP client?
ogra at ubuntu.com
Sun Oct 16 15:13:35 UTC 2005
Am Sonntag, den 16.10.2005, 15:34 +0100 schrieb Eamonn Sullivan:
> What I'm stuck on is a *really* basic concept -- how to PXE boot a
> client. I have the server on my normal desktop. I have another Windows
> desktop (the previoulsy mentioned one, directly connected to the
> router) and an IBM ThinkPad T21 laptop with a wireless card (Netgear
> WG511v2 PC Card). Both have an option to boot from the LAN in their
> bioses. But if I choose that, it doesn't work -- both boot up into
> Windows as normal.
PXE only works via wired networks, i guess the BIOS setting on your
laptop applies to your internal NIC... try with a wire connected ;)
PXE then looks for a dchp server on boot and requests the kernel via
tftp from the source thats configured in the settings of the dhcp
server. after booting up the kernel it mounts your rootfs readonly from
the server via nfs and starts up a X login manager...
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