DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-12
Re: looking for diskless advice
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 07:28:35AM -0800, Chuck Tuffli wrote:
My little side project using DFly as a platform to do some of our system
validation tasks has snow-balled into something real, and now I need to
replicate my environment to ~30 machines and keep the OS image on each
current. There was a thread a while back that described how to setup a
PXE/bootp environment that made me think setting up a diskless
environment would be the way to go. I've never setup/maintained an
environment this big before and am looking for some advice. From other
If you have normal machines e.g. with hard disk and all, I would
use a small alternative root filesystem, which automatically fetches or
rsyncs the real root + usr filesystem. I'd configure loader or
boot0 to switch the default config on demand and restart.
Yup, these are normal machines. What is an example of an "alternative root"?