To use the graphical version of the Network Booting Tool, you must be running the X
Window System, have root privileges, and have the system-config-netboot RPM package installed. To
start the Network Booting Tool from the
desktop, go to (the main menu
on the panel) =>
=> => . Or, type the command
system-config-netboot at a shell prompt
(for example, in an XTerm or a GNOME terminal).
If starting the Network Booting Tool
for the first time, select Diskless from
the First Time Druid. Otherwise, select
=> from the pull-down menu, and then click
A wizard appears to step you through the process:
Click Forward on the first page.
On the Diskless Identifier page, enter a
Name and Description for the diskless environment. Click
Enter the IP address or domain name of the NFS server configured
in Section 4.3 Configuring the
NFS Server as well as the directory exported as the
diskless environment. Click Forward.
The kernel versions installed in the diskless environment are
listed. Select the kernel version to boot on the diskless
Click Apply to finish the
After clicking Apply, the diskless
kernel and image file are created based on the kernel selected.
They are copied to the PXE boot directory /tftpboot/linux-install/<os-identifier>/. The directory
snapshot/ is created in the same
directory as the root/ directory (for
example, /diskless/i386/RHEL4-AS/snapshot/) with a file
called files in it. This file contains a
list of files and directories that must be read/write for each
diskless system. Do not modify this file. If additional entries
must be added to the list, create a files.custom file in the same directory as the
files file, and add each additional file
or directory on a separate line.