Re: Setting up a file server for a diskless X-Terminal

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On Sun, 2007-09-16 at 17:16 -0400, Derek Tattersall wrote:
> I have a large desktop running F7 , the 64 bit version. I also have a 
> few bits and pieces of 32 bit hardware lying around, that I could make 
> into a diskless X-terminal. I have been reading up on tftp and pxeboot 
> and the kernel docs, and I think I can figure out how to set up the 
> client machine as a diskless X-terminal, but I am perplexed by one thing.
> What is the best way to set up the root file system? I want to set up a 
> series of subdirectories on my main machine with the root file system, 
> /bin, /lib, /etc, etc. I would like that to be 32 bit F7. I would then 
> export those directories by NFS for the diskless client to use. Is there 
> a way to unpack the F7 rpms into these subdirectories? I don't want to 
> set up an entire partition for this, and go through the entire 
> partitioning and install procedure. I just want to use a portion of the 
> existing disk.
> Is there an easy way to do this? I have a vague memory that you could do 
> this with slackware (this was back in the mid 90's - all my memories of 
> that time are vague), is there a way to do this with Fedora?


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