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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.42 2004/10/25 16:20:17 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.43 2004/12/02 17:14:12 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/altinstall.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/altinstall.xml">
6 6
7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title> 7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title>
49or a computer that can't boot cds. 49or a computer that can't boot cds.
50</abstract> 50</abstract>
51 51
52<license/> 52<license/>
53 53
54<version>0.50</version> 54<version>0.51</version>
55<date>October 25, 2004</date> 55<date>2004-12-02</date>
56 56
57<chapter> 57<chapter>
58<title>About this document</title> 58<title>About this document</title>
59<section> 59<section>
60<body> 60<body>
389 389
390<pre caption="grub setup"> 390<pre caption="grub setup">
391# <i>tar zxvf grub-0.92.tar.gz</i> 391# <i>tar zxvf grub-0.92.tar.gz</i>
392# <i>cd grub-0.92</i> 392# <i>cd grub-0.92</i>
393# <i>./configure --help</i> 393# <i>./configure --help</i>
394<codenote>In the options you will see a list of supported network interface drivers. </codenote> 394<comment>(In the options you will see a list of supported network interface drivers.
395<codenote>Select the driver compatible with your card. Herein referenced a $nic</codenote> 395 Select the driver compatible with your client's network card. Herein referenced
396 as $nic)</comment>
396# <i>./configure --enable-diskless --enable-$nic</i> 397# <i>./configure --enable-diskless --enable-$nic</i>
397# <i>make</i> 398# <i>make</i>
398# <i>cd stage2</i> 399# <i>cd stage2</i>
399# <i>cp pxegrub /diskless/eta/boot/pxegrub</i> 400# <i>cp pxegrub /diskless/eta/boot/pxegrub</i>
400# <i>nano -w /diskless/eta/boot/grub.lst</i> 401# <i>nano -w /diskless/eta/boot/grub.lst</i>
503[*] Provide NFSv3 client support 504[*] Provide NFSv3 client support
504[*] Root file system on NFS 505[*] Root file system on NFS
505</pre> 506</pre>
506 507
507<p> 508<p>
509Save the kernel in your chrooted <path>/</path> (not in <path>/boot</path>)
510according to the pxegrub setting defined earlier. Next configure your
508Next configure your diskless client's <path>/etc/fstab</path>. 511diskless client's <path>/etc/fstab</path>.
509</p> 512</p>
510 513
511<pre caption="/etc/fstab"> 514<pre caption="/etc/fstab">
512# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i> 515# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i>
513/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0 516/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0
523# <i>touch /fastboot</i> 526# <i>touch /fastboot</i>
524# <i>echo "touch /fastboot" &gt;&gt; /etc/conf.d/local.start</i> 527# <i>echo "touch /fastboot" &gt;&gt; /etc/conf.d/local.start</i>
525</pre> 528</pre>
526 529
527<p> 530<p>
531Install <c>nfs-utils</c> since your client will heavily depend on it:
532</p>
533
534<pre caption="Installing nfs-utils">
535# <i>emerge nfs-utils</i>
536</pre>
537
538<p>
528Bootloader. Don't install another bootloader because we already have one - 539Bootloader. Don't install another bootloader because we already have one -
529pxegrub. Simply finish the install and restart the server. Start the services 540pxegrub. Simply finish the install and restart the server. Start the services
530you'll need to boot the new client: DHCP, TFTPD, and NFS. 541you'll need to boot the new client: DHCP, TFTPD, and NFS.
531</p> 542</p>
532 543
533<pre caption="Starting services"> 544<pre caption="Starting services">
534# <i>/etc/init.d/dhcp start</i> 545# <i>/etc/init.d/dhcp start</i>
535# <i>/etc/init.d/tftpd start</i> 546# <i>/etc/init.d/in.tftpd start</i>
536# <i>/etc/init.d/nfs start</i> 547# <i>/etc/init.d/nfs start</i>
537</pre> 548</pre>
538 549
539</body> 550</body>
540</section> 551</section>

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