[mythtv-users] [OT] Diskless front end (using PXE) - Fedora Core?

Brian Webb webbbn at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 17:17:17 EDT 2005

No need to ditch your router.  You just have to turn off dhcp on the
router and run dhcpd on your server.  I think system-config-netboot
sets everything up except for the dhcpd.conf entry, which should look
something like:

        host media {
            hardware ethernet aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff;
            filename "linux-install/pxelinux.0";

This tells the client to use IP address and to pull the
file linux-install/pxelinux.0 from the tftp directory on

> Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a hardware router (Linksys
> BEFSR41) to interact correctly with PXE and direct the diskless client
> in the right direction for downloading the boot files?  I know I can do
> it using dhcpd, but I'd prefer to keep using my Linksys router instead
> of using routing software on the computer.  This is mainly due to the
> fact that I'm pretty clueless with networking and don't feel like
> learning.

Brian Webb
webbbn at gmail.com

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