[CentOS] Anyone got Diskless BOOT working under CentOS ???

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 07:55:37 UTC 2009


On Tue, 2009-01-06 at 00:02 -0700, clemens at dwf.com wrote:
> Im trying to get a diskless boot set up under CentOS 5.2, and having no luck
> at all.
> 
> I am to the point of running system-config-netboot, and whatever information
> I put in, I get an error message.
> 
> Responding to the 2nd button on the first popup, which asks for NFS info,
> I put in the IP address of the current machine (the machine that will hold
> the boot images for the diskless machine) and the root directory for the
> diskless machine, viz
> 
> 	/diskless/i386/CentOS5.2/root
> 
> Which has a copy of my root file system, and in particular has a /boot 
> subdirectory.  When hitting FORWARD, I get the error message:
> 
> 	The diskless subdirectory must be NFS exported	
> 	and contain a boot subdirectory.
> 
> Now Ive checked, vsftpd is running, nfs is running, and the above directory
> (and others) are in the /etc/exports file.
> 
> I did this several years ago under Fedora, and dont remember having problems
> like this.  Has ANYONE done this recently, and do you remember what you had
> to do???  I would REALLY like to exchange some e-mail with you.
> It would be nice if there was an example somewhere.

Check Out:
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/DisklessClients

JohnStanley



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