Optimising pxeboot disk size
bernard at dugas-family.org
Tue Dec 16 03:12:34 PST 2008
I'm working on a project to have many diskless clients PXEbooting on 1
This works now, but i would like to have a more efficient use of disk
space on NFS server.
Lot of root directories can be shared and mounted in fstab, after
booting process : /usr, /home...
In current solution, the minimum root directories i had to keep for
managing to boot are :
bin libexec sbin boot etc lib
But it appears that only /etc is really specific to each diskless
clientX, having basically fstab and rc.conf inside.
All other directories could be shared, and specifically /boot which is
more that 100MO : i would prefer not to duplicate it, as 10 servers
would mean 1GO for nothing.
Please would anybody help find a way to share all what we can during
boot process ?
Another way to ask the question is : how can we mount / and then /etc at
the begining of boot process instead of mounting only / with etc inside ?
I have tried to do links, but no way to make the boot process follow them...
Thanks a lot,
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