[wplug] Wplug PXE server
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Thu Jun 16 15:15:47 EDT 2011
Cobbler does look nice. For a school lab I was looking at Clonezilla. You
might also consider a wireless adapter for ad hoc networking in a pinch.
Gary Ritchie, Designer + Digital Artist
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On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Martin James Gehrke
<martin at teamgehrke.com>wrote:
> Cobbler looks cool.
> Sticking with the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method. I think the easiest
> setup that would work regardless of location would be to have the
> PXE/Cobbler/whatever server as well as a dd-wrt flashed router.
> You would be double NAT'ed to get to the internet, but you could minimize
> internet access by mirrorings repos as you mentioned.
> Or do the install on your net and then plug into the public net to do a
> post-install update.
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Moshe Hyzon <mokatz at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Take a look at cobbler:
>> Hosts Red Hat/Fedora and derivatives
>> also Debian/Ubuntu and SUSE derivatives.
>> It is SUUUUPER slick. Can also host stuff like memtest86+, DBAN, even
>> *erp* windows if you are sneaky.
>> I actually work with one of the main devs on the project.
>> On 06/16/2011 01:55 PM, Terence J. Golightly wrote:
>> > Greetings List,
>> > A project has been eating at me has come to partial fruition:
>> > An InstallFest PXE server.
>> > I now have a donor pc courtesy of Beth Lynn Eicher.
>> > It is an AMD Athlon 32bit processor with a 500GB HD. It has a CD rom
>> > drive. (Anybody like to donate a dvd/rw)? An extra hard would be nice
>> > as well. The more disk space I can shove into this baby the better:D.
>> > Now I have it partially setup:
>> > / -- 20 GB
>> > /home -- 10 GB
>> > /media/shared 450+GB
>> > Ubuntu 10.04 desktop installed
>> >> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PXEInstallMultiDistro
>> > This will allow us to satisfy potential users as to our ability to get
>> > an install on their computers
>> > I have tftp and dhcp installed (not configured).
>> > I would like this server be easy to use and configure. However, this
>> > machine will be picked up and taken to a different site (wherever an
>> > InstallFest may be). What might be a good way to set this for general
>> > use at a site. I know that Brookline library has ethernet that we can
>> > use with there own dhcp server. I don't recall Northland Library's
>> > configuration (probably not too different).
>> > What would be the best way to configure it? Run it as a standalone
>> > setup using its own DHCP server, on a separate network?
>> > Connect it into the local/house network. Use their PXE server? Doesn't
>> > at first glance, depending on the config of the house's network appear
>> > to be a good idea. However, for discussion's sake, what would be the
>> > complexities involved there if any? Maybe multi-home it to isolate its
>> > main business from the local network until time to update an install?
>> > Complexity?
>> > Or just install a complete repository to the harddisk and use that for
>> > updates. Again degree of implementation complexity?
>> > I like this idea of a menu driven multi-distro pxe server. In fact, I've
>> > proposed and we're now married (it love at first click:)). However, I
>> > could be convinced to file for a divorce, it could get messy though :D.
>> > Lighttpd could be substituted for apache? Right? Is there an
>> > alternative to bind that would have similar functionality w/o the large
>> > foot print? Bind or a web server isn't really needed. I believe a text
>> > based menu setup is certainly possible as well. Just want to follow the
>> > k.i.s.s. principle for now and maybe later if time permit go for the
>> > full monty.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Terry Golightly
>> > Vice Chair Your Wplug
>> > vicechair at wplug.org
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>> Moshe Hyzon
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