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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 1.61 2006/06/17 11:26:53 jkt Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.62 2006/07/21 07:38:49 rane 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>
374your diskless system will be stored. Create a directory called 374your diskless system will be stored. Create a directory called
375<path>/diskless</path> which houses a directory for each diskless client. For 375<path>/diskless</path> which houses a directory for each diskless client. For
376the rest of this howto we'll be working on the client 'eta'. 376the rest of this howto we'll be working on the client 'eta'.
377</p> 377</p>
378 378
379<pre caption="directory setup"> 379<pre caption="Directory setup">
380# <i>mkdir /diskless</i> 380# <i>mkdir /diskless</i>
381# <i>mkdir /diskless/eta</i> 381# <i>mkdir /diskless/eta</i>
382# <i>mkdir /diskless/eta/boot</i> 382# <i>mkdir /diskless/eta/boot</i>
383</pre> 383</pre>
384 384
432<path>/diskless</path> and then build it to make the pxe capable binary. Once 432<path>/diskless</path> and then build it to make the pxe capable binary. Once
433the binary is built, copy it to the diskless client's boot directory. Then edit 433the binary is built, copy it to the diskless client's boot directory. Then edit
434it's grub.lst config file. 434it's grub.lst config file.
435</p> 435</p>
436 436
437<pre caption="grub setup"> 437<pre caption="Grub setup">
438# <i>tar zxvf grub-0.92.tar.gz</i> 438# <i>tar zxvf grub-0.92.tar.gz</i>
439# <i>cd grub-0.92</i> 439# <i>cd grub-0.92</i>
440# <i>./configure --help</i> 440# <i>./configure --help</i>
441<comment>(In the options you will see a list of supported network interface drivers. 441<comment>(In the options you will see a list of supported network interface drivers.
442 Select the driver compatible with your client's network card. Herein referenced 442 Select the driver compatible with your client's network card. Herein referenced
499where you created the /diskless directory). You do not need to mount any other 499where you created the /diskless directory). You do not need to mount any other
500partitions as all of the files will reside in the <path>/diskless/eta</path> 500partitions as all of the files will reside in the <path>/diskless/eta</path>
501directory. 501directory.
502</p> 502</p>
503 503
504<pre caption="mounting the filesystem"> 504<pre caption="Mounting the filesystem">
505#<i> mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo</i> 505#<i> mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo</i>
506</pre> 506</pre>
507 507
508<p> 508<p>
509Stage tarballs and chroot: This example uses a stage3 tarball. Mount 509Stage tarballs and chroot: This example uses a stage3 tarball. Mount
515<warn> 515<warn>
516Be very careful where you extract your stage tarball. You don't want to end up 516Be very careful where you extract your stage tarball. You don't want to end up
517extracting over your existing installation. 517extracting over your existing installation.
518</warn> 518</warn>
519 519
520<pre caption="extracting the stage tarball"> 520<pre caption="Extracting the stage tarball">
521# <i>cd /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/</i> 521# <i>cd /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/</i>
522# <i>tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/gentoo/stage3-*.tar.bz2</i> 522# <i>tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/gentoo/stage3-*.tar.bz2</i>
523# <i>mount -t proc /proc /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/proc</i> 523# <i>mount -t proc /proc /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/proc</i>
524# <i>cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/etc/resolv.conf</i> 524# <i>cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/etc/resolv.conf</i>
525# <i>chroot /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/ /bin/bash</i> 525# <i>chroot /mnt/gentoo/diskless/eta/ /bin/bash</i>
812</p> 812</p>
813 813
814</body> 814</body>
815</section> 815</section>
816</chapter> 816</chapter>
817
818</guide> 817</guide>

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