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Quick and dirty guide to diskless workstations

dhcpd and nfs on the server everytime your server boots. This can usually be

added into the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file (for redhat)

NOTE on sharing files with server


If you would like to share the binaries or other library files with the server,

add the following entry into the /tftpboot/ (while at

the server). Note that the "server" in this example has IP address of You should change it to reflect the IP address of your server. /bin nfs /sbin nfs /usr nfs /lib nfs

Reboot the diskless node. At the bash prompt, type

# mount -av

The contents of the server will now be available on your diskless node.

You can add the "mount -av" into your rc.sysinit.