I sent the following query to Richard Jones author of the fedora
livecd-iso-to-pxeboot regarding setup for pxeboot of live Fedora Live CD
images and hoping someone on this list might advise on this question:
I am trying to use your script as part of a project to setup diskless
compute clients from a Fedora 9 server.
I have already setup tftp, dhcp etc on this server and it is working for
unattended kickstart installs and loading diagnostic programs to my clients
on a private network.
To begin I just wanted to see if I could pxeboot the live CD image. So I
added the following stanza to my pxelinux.cfg/default file
root=/Fedora-9-i686-Live.iso rootfstype=iso9660 rootflags=loop
where I moved the vmlinuz.0 and intrd0.img files created by
livecd-iso-to-pxeboot into the appropriate tftp server directories. My
client first loads the initrd0.img. The client next begins to boot until it
gets to the point where it needs to process the root directive. It then
gives me an error message listing the ram disk block partitions. I have
experimented with various directives to the "root=?" field. Even after
reading your maillist thread with Jeremy Katz and others I am confused as to
how to set this up.
Sorry to be so clueless on this but I am not at all clear in this case what
the "root=" is trying to point to or how I should set it up -- Can you
He responded by properly advising me to:
You'll almost certainly be wanting to send this question over to the
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
lists disk usage of guests
without needing to install any
software inside the virtual machine. Supports Linux and Windows.
So hoping someone on the list might offer some help on setting this up.