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FreeOS.com: Quick and dirty guide to diskless workstations

Oct 01, 2000, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amit Chattopadhyay)

[ Thanks to Mayank for this link. ]

"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 transition!"

"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 once it boots up and then be able to run remote applications from the diskless node. So, let us get started."

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