PE2650 broadcom NIC driver for
shades at mythicgames.com
Tue Jun 25 12:46:01 CDT 2002
I am not really familiar with pxeboot, but I am using Kickstart and with
postinstall script. The reason I didn't really consider dropping an
additional ethernet card into the box is due to the number of servers
(20ish) I'd have to do this for. I suppose that is an option though. I'll
look into the pxeboot stuff and see what I can do with that.
I did look at SystemImager around 18 months or so ago, but at the time it
didn't look mature enough to really do what I wanted, not to mention it
seemed pretty complex to run. Hopefully it has matured over the last year
or so. I'll have to look at that again.
At 01:17 PM 6/25/2002, chris dagdigian wrote:
>I use (and can strongly recommend) SystemImager (www.systemimager.org) to
>handle autoinstallation (full & incremental) for all the large linux based
>compute farms that I've built. For one of the Dell based systems I've got
>(30x PE1550's plus 4x PE6450's) I am able to boot each system via the
>pxe-enabled BIOS and have a fully configured (partitioned disks and
>everything) linux system in about 5 minutes. Works fine and it's pretty
>easy to roll your own systemimager autoinstall kernel if the standard one
>does not contain the drivers you need.
At 12:54 PM 6/25/2002, Hubbard, David wrote:
>Use pxeboot, kick-start, and an appropriate kickstart
>postinstall script. There's nothing you can't script
>into a post-install unless you are doing things that
>require manually entering passwords when prompted or
>something like that, but then you could even use 'expect'
>if you had to.
>If that's not possible, why not just throw an e100
>into the box for the five minutes of imaging?
>From: Darrin Hyrup [mailto:shades at mythicgames.com]
> > Out of curiosity, does anyone know if a version of this
> > driver exists for DOS Packet or NDIS2? I would like to
> > be able to use GHOST to create drive images for mass
> > installing our Linux-installed 2650s like we do with the
> > 2550s (using the intel drivers), but I have been unable to
> > find driver support for this chipset that can be used by
> > Ghost, as it only supports those two formats as far as
> > I know.
> > Failing that, it looks like I'm going to have to manually
> > install each machine, which is painful and time consuming
> > due to the amount of customization required for each
> > server and the number of servers that need to be installed.
> > I can use kickstart files to automate some of it, but
> > there is still a lot of extra stuff that needs to be done
> > that KS won't easily handle.
> > Thanks!
> > Best,
> > Darrin Hyrup
> > Mythic Entertainment
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