[CentOS] CentOS-5.5 Live CD & netinstall

Sat Apr 9 02:36:52 UTC 2011
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

William Hooper wrote:

>>> Still works - can just copy vmlinuz and initrd.img from the
>>> images/pxeboot/ or isolinux/ directories and add a GRUB (or whatever
>>> bootloader) stanza to boot them.
>> So you believe this newbie who is confused by NFS
>> is going to follow that advice?
> I didn't make the above statement, but I expect a newbie will probably
> have or will obtain a working optical drive.

I suspect that the lack of a CD/DVD drive on the HP microserver
is probably part, or perhaps the start, of a trend.
Logically, there seems very little reason today to have such a drive,
so I assume they will die out like floppy disks and PS/2 mice.

> On the other hand, knowing how to create a linux boot media is
> probably a good lesson to learn.  Newbies don't become experts by
> magic, they do it by learning new skills.

I would have thought learning how to use NFS
was much more useful than playing with grub and initrd.

Timothy Murphy  
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