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Jul
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awarded  Curious
Aug
10
comment PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
@Jannes - of course. Had to wait until I could get to my desktop though, seems half the controls are absent on safari.
Aug
10
revised PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
fixed technical goof
Aug
9
comment PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
After going around with it today, i think what I really need is a distro that can have the kernel and initrd pulled down thru TFTP, then mount an NFS volume and finish the boot. Probably less than 20M via TFTP, then anything else on-demand from nfs, and I don't have to commit half my ram to ram disk duty.
Aug
8
accepted PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
Aug
8
comment PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
just thought there might be a way to get a shell without a lot of filesystem interaction.
Aug
8
comment PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
yeah, I happen to have the windows services-for-unix NFS server already configured, and routinely use it to supply the file system for a couple of vxWorks nodes. Figured that if I could get some kind of minimal linux at least booted through PXE, one of the first things would be to get that to mount the same NFS server. Guess I'm too hazy on the Linux boot up process to have realized the limits of what the TFTP sequence would be able to achieve.
Aug
7
answered PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
Aug
7
comment PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
A live cd needs no nfs, and I have read that Ubuntu live at least can be PXE booted; stands to reason that fedora might as well. Furthermore, fwiw, there are NFS servers that run on XP, I happen to have one, but that's beside the point.
Aug
7
accepted What's the best way to accomodate multiple devices that all want to use the same fixed IP address into the same LAN?
Aug
7
asked PXE boot Linux - what goes where?
May
18
comment What's the best way to accomodate multiple devices that all want to use the same fixed IP address into the same LAN?
@psusi - true enough, but sometimes what is possible is simply not allowed
May
16
revised What's the best way to accomodate multiple devices that all want to use the same fixed IP address into the same LAN?
improved title, minor tinker with content.
May
15
comment What's the best way to accomodate multiple devices that all want to use the same fixed IP address into the same LAN?
this would do the trick, just hoping for something more compact
May
15
comment What's the best way to accomodate multiple devices that all want to use the same fixed IP address into the same LAN?
static NAT per port - exactly what I want, but is this a rare or common thing? Re the auxiliary linux box - couldn't that become something of a bottleneck?
May
15
comment What's the best way to accomodate multiple devices that all want to use the same fixed IP address into the same LAN?
@smcg - physical
May
15
asked What's the best way to accomodate multiple devices that all want to use the same fixed IP address into the same LAN?
Apr
24
comment What could cause two devices to refuse to link?
@MilesErickson - the other devices weren't managed. The moral of the story: don't believe something's gigabit just b/c someone tells you it is.
Apr
24
comment What could cause two devices to refuse to link?
@matt - all i can offer is "a not very common one"
Apr
24
comment What could cause two devices to refuse to link?
would have tried that next, but once i saw the jumper misconfiguration, knew it was moot. thanks though!