[K12OSN] Re: How to make a Mac default to network boot
petre at maltzen.net
Thu Jun 23 19:34:06 UTC 2005
Since I have to return this Mac at the end of the summer :-( what is the Open Firmware
command to set it back to booting from its local hard drive? Also, trying Frank's idea,
setting the net boot in OS X, sounds interesting, but won't that take longer to boot,
since the system has to load at least a portion of OS X to figure out it should load a
different OS from the netowrk?
Frank Lee wrote:
> On 6/23/05 10:32 AM, "Jimmy Schwankl" <schwankl at chatham.k12.nc.us> wrote:
>>>How do I make a Mac default to network boot, so I don't have to
>>>hold down the N key during boot?
>>Check out this site. Scroll down to the bit on Open Firmware Commands.
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> I tried it on a grape tray loader on Monday at NELS (nelinux.net)... For the
> out-of-the-box install of K12LTSP 4.2.1 I just executed the following line
> in open firmware. The iMac boots to the LTSP server on boot every time.
> setenv boot-device enet:192.168.0.254
> I remember there's something funny about the mini's we tried.... You might
> have to look at dome documentation on it :-( but it's something like
> Boot enet:192.168.0.254,yaboot
> I don't think that sets it tho.
> Alternatively if you have OSX running on the mac, you can just set it in the
> System Prefs to boot from network. To return to the local OS, you hold the
> "D" key down on startup.
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