"Last week, Part 1 covered the basic configuration for a Debian
FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) server. Today we'll configure
the client installations--network server settings, what software is
going to be installed, and the client boot methods. FAI supports
network booting, which is fast and easy when it works. FAI also
supports booting the clients from FAI boot diskettes.
"Most modern network cards and mainboards support network
booting. For example, the Linksys LNE100TX, LNE100M, the D-Link DFE
500 series, Netgear FA312, Intel PRO/100, most 3Com cards, and most
IBM network adapters support netbooting. There are three parts to
enabling netbooting. First, you need an NIC and mainboard that
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