DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-10
Re: Is there a way to install DragonFly via network (w/o CD) ?
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> For headless access, the target box could simply give ssh access for
> whomever the root NFS mount is coming from.
> If we really wanted to get sophisticated we could ship a public key
> out via DHCP
> And then we make a control panel on the server, or allow the server to
> slave to another machine a chain its pxebooted 'children'... and then,
> and then... This is one of those things that could easily snowball into
> a seriously cool interface while at the same time maintaining the KISS
> principle of always being able to ssh into the target box as 'installer'
> or 'root' directly.
It's starting to sound like something that would be useful far beyond
"just" installing on a group of boxes (like compiler farms etc). Once
it's working you can just keep adding. :-)
(And if you borrow a computer lab you'll have a great testbed for
distributed computing, which even seems to fit the project goals pretty
Or I could just say "Wow, cool!".