Setting up a diskless boot rescue system may appear complex, but it is a valuable tool in any Unix-centric environment as well as a prerequirement for network installation.
Table of Contents
00:00:25 What to do with a diskless rescue server
00:00:40 Using XEN as a test client
00:00:55 Setting up an ISC DHCP server
00:01:42 Making the DHCP server start on-demand only
00:04:10 Configuring the DHCP server to assign addresses
00:06:15 Setting up TFTP and PXElinux
00:09:50 Configuring PXElinux
00:11:52 Providing a kernel and initrd image
00:13:50 Setting up an NFS server and root file system
00:17:00 Making the kernel find the NFS root file system
00:19:25 Fixing the root account on the root file system
00:20:36 What’s this all good for, and what else can we do with this?
References and Further Reading
- The project documentation to the PXElinux boot loader used in this video.