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
=> => . Or, type the command
system-config-netboot at a shell prompt (for
example, in an XTerm or a
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
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 Forward.
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
The kernel versions installed in the diskless environment are
listed. Select the kernel version to boot on the diskless system.
Click Apply to finish the configuration.
After clicking Apply, the diskless kernel and
image file are created based on the kernel selected. They are copied to
the PXE boot directory
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.