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scott zoloft
Dec 7, 2015


I have a whole bunch of laptops I want to hardware test without booting to the local HDD (they're all slow as gently caress with leftover/corrupt boot data). A slim linux session would suit my needs perfectly. Would it make sense to create a bootable live environment stored on NFS somewhere to netboot to? Is that at all practical? Or would it be better to just use CDs or USB sticks.


If I were to go the netboot route, how would I get it to play nice with the Fog Imaging server I'm already running?

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wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


Most bootable hardware tests I'm aware of either have official documentation for PXE booting or aren't very hard to get working with PXELINUX/iPXE.

I have a PXELINUX setup I like at home but I'm working on moving to iPXE so I don't need TFTP beyond the initial loader. http://netboot.xyz has a really nice iPXE setup I'm using for some inspiration.

scott zoloft
Dec 7, 2015


this thing kicks rear end, thanks a lot. i tried the usb option and it basically does what i need it to do out of the box, and I can just point it to load an iso somewhere from local network storage. i'll try the dhcp option tomorrow.

thanks again.

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