[arch-releng] PXEboot + unattended install

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Nov 20 14:25:42 EST 2011

On Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:22:15 +0000
Greg Sutcliffe <greg.sutcliffe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20 November 2011 19:08, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > maybe there's a better way (like transmit something minimal, mount / over nfs or whatever),
> > but i'm not familiar enough with archiso.
> Indeed, I'm looking into gPXE to boot from an http-served iso.
> Hopefully that will scale better...

I don't know what you intend to achieve but you cannot do random seeks over http, so it will still download the entire iso file.
Have a good look at archiso, maybe it has some optimizations for pxe.


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