[CentOS] PXE Boot Live CD

Thu Jun 6 16:24:21 UTC 2013
Tucker <junk at gmail.com>

I haven't but I'll take a look. I'm pretty close to finalizing my build
system though. I use ruby to parse a JSON manifest and shell out to run the
steps I mentioned above (except where there's a native ruby option). It has
been a lesson in patience but now we have a pretty customizable build.

On Jun 6, 2013 5:38 AM, "Les Mikesell" <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Tucker <junk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Are you trying to PXE boot a RAM based OS image?  If so, I've actually
> been
> > working on something similar.  I have a different end goal but I think
> the
> > fundamental concept is the same.  After much monkeying around (including
> > basically rolling my own mini Linux distro), I've finally learned enough
> to
> > get back on track using CentOS as the base.  Basically, you just need to
> > use yum with the --installroot option, make a customized /init, move a
> > couple files into place and cpio the whole thing up.
> >
> > This is basically what I do for an extremely minimal OS image:
> Have you looked at drbl? http://drbl.sourceforge.net/
> We use it to boot clonezilla-live isos  fpr disk imaging in order to
> be able to use recent drivers for the target machines while running
> CentOS on the sever.  I'm not sure if it is generalized enough to boot
> arbitrary isos but it can boot installers or boot into the host OS
> with the host system NFS-mounted, and includes menu-driven script
> setup.
> --
>   Les Mikesell
>      lesmikesell at gmail.com
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