[lfs-support] NFS root...
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 09:53:23 PDT 2012
Michael Robinson wrote:
> I'm debating whether to create a specific kernel for each type of
> network card the 64 bit machines that I want to netboot have or a
> single initial ram file system and a single modular kernel to go
> with that for all of them.
I'd go for a single kernel with modules, but only the modules needed for
different specific hardware. It sounds like you would only need a few.
> I'm also debating whether or not I should copy the root NFS exported
> file system to say a local USB key that has 4 gigs or more of available
> space. USB keys are getting cheaper, they are getting smaller, and they
> are holding more data than they have in the past. A network root system
> where I transfer the system to local storage is going to be more stable
> and run faster, but this kinda defeats the advantages of and points of
> using NFS root Linux which include no local storage required and no
> requirement to install locally backup/restoration software.
I'm not sure what you are getting at here. Do what is convenient and
appropriate for your situation.
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