"Diskless workstations can give a new lease of life to old
machines that are lying in your attic. Diskless nodes eliminate the
cost of software upgrades, system administration costs, hard disk,
cdrom etc. A computer which has only a network card, 8MB RAM,
low-end cpu and a very simple mother-board with no
modem/cdrom/floppy is an ideal candidate for the diskless
"The following guide will try to help you setup a diskless node
as quickly and easily. The "server" in this article is the node
which contains the files for the diskless node. In my example the
server is Cel300, 64mb RAM running Red Hat 6.1, Kernel 2.2.12. The
"diskless node" is the node which will be able to run remote
applications after booting into Linux from a bootrom. For example,
my P100, 48mb RAM will be designated as the "diskless node."
"The objective is to give the "diskless node" an IP address of
192.168.0.100 once it boots up and then be able to run remote
applications from the diskless node. So, let us get started."