netboot with serial?
rasputnik at hellooperator.net
Tue Apr 13 09:29:07 PDT 2004
Hi, this is probably doable but I'm stumped.
I have a M6000 mini-itx box with a 20Gb drive and no cdrom, monitor
or keyboard, and a NetBSD box running NFS.
What I want to do is PXEboot the 6000 off the NetBSD box into
FreeBSD (it has usb2 and firewire ports which are shaky at best
What I want really is to kick off a serial port install, and then
install over NFS.
which is 90% of what I need, but doesn't do the serial bit.
The steps as I understand it would be:
6000 boots pxe,
gets a path to pxeboot and a nfs root directory via dhcp,
mounts the root,
grabs a (install) kernel
the install starts as normal.
On NetBSD you just have an serial port aware pxeboot, how do you
guys do it?
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