[K12OSN] Netboot OSX from Linux

cliebow at downeast.net cliebow at downeast.net
Fri Dec 10 19:40:45 UTC 2004

i just threw all my confs in when i got it working in philly..might need a
hosts reference to keep nfs happy..exports should be such that nfs can
export /opt/ltsp/whatever..
might need to check perms..i believe you can use same box for i386 andd
ppc..i used to with the nubus..
might want to put that encapsulated stuff in a specific host in dhcpd.conf
but i am pretty sure i386 ignores it...best of luck..and lemme know how it
comes out..you might need to try a couple different video card designations
in lts.conf..bill-xc says some may need glx mopdule loaded...chuck

> > easy..i se everything is in the one big file..the 
> > ltsp-ppc.tar.gz should look like /opt/lts/pcc when you are 
> > done.. dhcp is on port 67..take the pieces you need and add 
> > them to your dhcpd.conf..the option routers is important..and 
> > that funny looking option 
> > 
> > and that funny looking encapsulated stuff
> > 
> > so apple first downloads yaboot from /tftpboot-which download 
> > yaboot.conf which specifies kernel and initrd names--which 
> > downloads kernel and initrd which then nfs mounts the 
> > filesystem.. so you need yaboot yaboot.conf kernel and initrd 
> > in /tftpboot..notice that for whatever reason the full 
> > pathname is specified in yaboot.conf.. use the ip of your 
> > server from openfirmware (not mine 8~)) 
> > chuck
> Okay.  So I'll simply expand ltsp-ppc.tar.gz to /opt/ltsp/ppc
> Then put the following files from apple.tar.gz into /tftpboot
> yaboot
> yaboot.conf
> vmlinux-ppc-2.4.22-ltsp-1
> initrd-ppc-2.4.22-ltsp-1
> Then replace my existing dhcpd.conf with the following one included in
> apple.tar.gz (with all refs to changed to my server IP).
> I imagine that if I replaced my ifcfg-eth0 with your file I could leave
> dhcpd.conf alone?
> Then do I need to do anything with exports and hosts files?
> Once done just reboot my mac clients with "cmd+option+o+f", type boot
> enet:ser.ver.add.ress at the command and I will be running a true thin
> client out of any new world Mac.
> Can I remove the HD's from these machines just like I would with a
> standard thin?
> Will this LTSP server still boot i386 machines when finished or just
> macs?
> If this is accurate you can pretty much bet what I am doing this
> weekend.  Thanks again Chuck.
> If I get this to work I will try to create a step by step procedure for
> everyone else using new world macs with LTSP.  I will also be building
> Netboot OSX Server, and a Netboot Linux test server as well that will
> boot OSX disk images so I can see which I like better.
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