[mythtv-users] Best options/howto for diskless frontends
per at computer.org
Mon Nov 26 09:33:40 UTC 2012
Paul Gardiner wrote:
> My hopes are (anyone of which can be dropped if it simplifies things):
> 1) Not to have to add a disk to my Zotac ION.
You can boot with root on NFS.
> 2) To use opensuse because it's the linux I best know.
I have servers on openSUSE that boot with root on NFS, it works. I had
to generate the initrd separately though.
> 3) To do the initial install actually on the diskless machine,
> so that I get as much automatic config as possible.
I think that means hooking up a drive first, then installing, then
copying the filesystem to your NFS-server. I don't think I've ever
tried installing straight onto NFS.
> 4) To be able to switch off the diskless machine without
> shutting down.
So suspend? Yes, I've been meaning to look into that too.
> I have dhcp/pxe/tftp already set up on my opensuse server/backend
> already, so it should be just a case of altering that.
This is from one my pxe config files:
append initrd=<your-initrd> root=/dev/nfs rw
You need NFS v3 because the suse initrd does not work with NFS v4 for
> I found this fairly simple description of how to install opensuse
> to a diskless machine:
> but it makes no mention of a writable NFS share, so I don't understand
> to where it installs!
To a local disk most probably.
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