[mythtv-users] Diskless frontend & debian
cbolanos at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 20:19:13 UTC 2007
so ... I compile a kernel image without modules, only essential
options, but... isn't neccesary a ram image ? or all the system is
mounted with nfs ?
Thanks everyone :)
2007/2/6, Andrew Ruthven <andrew at etc.gen.nz>:
> On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 21:34 -0500, Rich West wrote:
> > Cristo Bolaņos wrote:
> > > Has anyone created kernel and init images with debian ? Is there a
> > > clear guide to do it ? :)
> > More than likely, you will have to re-compile the kernel to enable (from
> > http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/NFS-Root.html):
> > * IP: kernel level autoconfiguration (CONFIG_IP_PNP)
> > * RARP support (CONFIG_IP_PNP_RARP)
> > * BOOTP support (CONFIG_IP_PNP_BOOTP)
> > * DHCP support (CONFIG_IP_PNP_DHCP)
> > # NFS filesystem support (CONFIG_NFS_FS). Note that there is no need
> > for ext2 support.
> > # Root file system on NFS (CONFIG_ROOT_NFS).
> If you're going to build a new kernel, I'd suggest having everything you
> need to boot the kernel and mount the NFS root system *in* the kernel
> (not as modules). Not having the initrd image removes one other thing
> that needs to be made to work.
> I've been using PXE boot with Debian on my MythTV frontend for the past
> 3 (or so) years. Works well, except for the network adapter on my VIA
> Epia 10000 sucking very much. To the point where I'm trying to convert
> to a CompactFlash card but am now encountering other issues with the
> BIOS not always recognising the card.
> Cheers and good luck!
> Andrew Ruthven, Wellington, New Zealand
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