[arch-releng] PXEboot + unattended install
dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Nov 20 14:35:08 EST 2011
On Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:25:42 +0100
Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> 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.
well, apparently you can: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_serving
still, i wonder how you would actually go about it in practice. and what kind of latencies to expect.
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