[K12OSN] Question about GRUB

R. Scott Belford scott at hosef.org
Fri Jun 9 09:07:41 UTC 2006

Ted Kanemori wrote:
> We have a lab of 28 diskless clients running off a server with K12LTSP
> 4.2.3EL.
> The clients all have PXE bootable NICs.
> Without a disk, it does a network boot without a boot diskette.
> I installed a disk and loaded it with Windows98SE (for a unique school
> need), then loaded 4.2.3EL as a personal desktop.
> It's now set up to dual boot to Win98 or Centos.
> We'd like to put it back on-line with the LTSP server.
> I think that would mean a 3rd entry in the /boot/grub/grub.conf file.
> At present, I can change the delay time and alter the default boot OS by
> changing the file.
> What would I need to add(the syntax) to the grub.conf file to make it
> boot off the PXE NIC?
> Is there anything else that I need to change/add/do?


I am not sure what our grub.conf looks like, but we have McKinley set up 
this way.  If you come by Saturday I can a. Show you how it looks and b. 
Show you how to modify your own grub.conf.  I imagine that the NICs are 
all pretty similar, so you should be able to use the same image.


R. Scott Belford
Founder/Executive Director
The Hawai`i Open Source Education Foundation
PO Box 2644
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
808.689.6518 phone/fax
scott at hosef.org

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