[H-GEN] PXE capable network cards
jasonp at panix.com
Fri May 28 21:02:23 EDT 2004
Scott Burns <sburns at ihug.com.au> writes:
> Jason Parker-Burlingham wrote:
>>But, geez! PXE is a pain in the ass to set up. The whole thing seems
>>far too complex. That's PCs for you though, I suppose.
> I got it running with two files and one directory...
Oh, the PXE daemon is relatively benign, I'll grant.
> The other packages I had to use were DHCP to get the IP address and
> boot image, tftp to allow downloading the files, then nfs to allow
It's the ancillary stuff that gets you. I mean, this isn't rocket
science---why should a PC built in 2004 require anything like PXE at
all, instead of simply being capable of DHCP and TFTP from the get-go?
(Like lots of things I rant about, I don't know a lot about this, so
that's not entirely a rhetorical question.)
> If you want, I can email you my default PXE file next week.
Not a bad idea, but I think have the PXE daemon down. Mail it to me
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