DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-10
Re: Is there a way to install DragonFly via network (w/o CD) ?
:What would you think about having a script that prompts the user(root) for an IP
:range to use for dhcp, then launches the three services needed?
I think the only real consideration is whether the CD should run the
dhcp server at all. If it is running the server then it is going to
compete with other dhcp servers out there anyway, which means basically
that there's no point running the dhcp server if there are other servers
out there, and if there aren't other servers out there there's no point
asking for an IP range, it should just use something fixed in net 10.
Both scenarios are equally valid, so it becomes a matter of logging in
as 'server' or something like that and having it give a simple menu:
1. Run NFS and TFTP services exporting this CD, get our IP address
automatically. Your existing DHCP server must be adjusted to
specify this machine for network pxeboot purposes.
2. Run NFS, TFTP, and DHCP services. The DHCP service will export
10.1.x.x via DHCP and this CD's kernel and root filesystems to
other machines on the network for pxeboot purposes.