[HAIFUX LECTURE] Root on NFS: Running Linux on a diskless computer - Eli Billauer

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sun Jan 30 02:35:05 IST 2011

On Monday, January 31st (TOMORROW) at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear 
Eli Billauer talk about

    Root on NFS: Running Linux on a diskless computer


A motherboard, a CPU, and a memory stick. Add a fan and a power supply, 
and you have a little computer which boots from network and keeps all 
its data on a hosting computer's disk through NFS. The shopping list for 
new components goes as low as 600 NIS, which makes this an attractive 
solution in cases where a dedicated computer is useful, be it for 
mission-critical applications, cases where the hardware may be damaged 
or stolen, or because the OS is bound to crash often (kernel hacking).

This lecture is a walktrough of my own recent experience of setting up a 
diskless computer, using cobbler for coordinating the PXE boot. It will 
involve the gory technical details as well as my own insights after 
making a fullblown Linux system run without any local storage.

Download the slides at http://haifux.org/lectures/250/haifux-diskless.pdf


We meet in Taub (CS Faculty) building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!


Future Haifux talks include:
14/2/2011  Encryption - Alice, Bob and Co. by Amichay Peretz Klopshtock
28/2/2011  UniversAAL - Open Source platform for Ambient Assisted Living 
and Smart Home Environment by Vadim Eisenberg


We are always interested in hearing your talks and ideas. If you wish to 
give a talk, hold a discussion, or just plan some event haifux might be 
interested in, please contact us at webmaster at haifux.org

Web: http://www.billauer.co.il

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