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Re: [K12OSN] booting off a floppy or cdrom



On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:39:56 -0700, you wrote:

> I'm interested in running some machines in a lab as LTSP clients.  The
> rub is that I can't (easily) isolate the lab machines from the
> university lan.  Is it possible to boot off a cd or floppy that has a
> kernel (that would normally be retrieved via tftp) on it have it get
> an IP via DHCP and then connect to a remote server (presumably the
> hostname or IP would be hard-coded on the floppy/cd).
> 
> In other words, I can put my server on the lan, but want to make no
> changes to the lab or network hardware (except putting in a floppy or
> cdrom). 

Sounds like a job for dhcp on a separate port, and a boot-floppy/cd
from rom-o-matic

- and ofcourse a single-nic server

here shouldn't be any problems doing what you want, by using this
approach

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	Henning

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