Software projects/OS/Slackware/Advanced usage/PXE boot server
From Pandora Wiki
- Since august 2011, i'm working on an automatized PXE boot server installation.
- The goal is to setup a boot server in a few steps, in the same spirit than my SL4P build system.
- Then you can boot over a network one or more PC with your Pandora.
- The most known PXE boot server is LTSP.
- My system works well on PC, the hardest part of the work is done.
- I need to rework it for the Pandora, it's just a matter of time.
So it's a beta here
- You need:
-a Pandora -a 8G SD card -an USB to ethernet adapter -a x86 PC PXE-capable
- You can use a ethernet hub or switch, or connect the OP directly to your PC with a cross cable.
- What you need to do after having installed SL4P:
-disable or unplug any DHCP server on your network -plug your USB to ethernet adapter into your OP -just boot the OP, all is already configured -boot your PC using PXE -on the PC, the login is root, and there is no password -startx will launch Xfce on your PC
- In the client kernel, i compiled in the most used network cards, like 3com, intel, broadcom, nvidia etc... so it _should_ work on yours.
- The shutdown of the PC is not handled properly.
- Be careful if you mount your local hard drive, unmount it before stopping the PC.