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Re: Is there a way to install DragonFly via network (w/o CD) ?

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:27:46 -0700 (PDT)

: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.

					Matthew Dillon 

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