View Full Version : [all variants] Cross-platform Network Booting

November 27th, 2008, 01:47 AM

Is there a way I could set up my 32bit Ubuntu box as a network boot server for amd64 machines? Is it sufficient to use the amd64 kernel and initrd?

Any suggestion is welcome.

December 4th, 2008, 10:19 AM
two weeks and no post... aw...

ANYWAYS (I like caps)
kinda like a thin client, but running locally?? sounds good! Can someone help us out with this?

December 9th, 2008, 07:53 PM
No one seems to be interested...

Actually, one of my professors at the university stated that it is possible. I don't need a full graphical desktop, so TFTP should only serve an amd64 kernel and initrd.

The next step is, probably, how to make the kernel automatically mount a root partition from the network (NFS)?

Anyone have any experience with that? I'll probably try it out this weekend, to see what can I do...

Thanks squeakyneb (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=713407) for your interest.