[Soekris] Question about Debian Linux on Soekris boards
lego at therac25.net
Fri Sep 26 11:39:04 UTC 2008
On Sep 26, 2008, at 7:26 AM, Robin Kipp wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> Thanks for the info, I purchased a Net5501-60 and I can't wait for
> it to
> arrive :-)
exciting! If I had the cash (and time) I'd get one, too! The 4801
will have to suffice for now :)
> I'd like to use PXE boot for the Debian install, the only
> problem I see it requires a Linux system running TFTPd and DHCPd
> which I
> don't have.
You don't actually *need* a linux box. You should be able to get a
tftp and dhcp server for any OS. The config steps will be different,
but the concepts are the same.
> Is there maybe a life CD that I could use to boot and that
> has the required components?
Not that I'm aware of, but debian.org would have the best info.
Alternatively, you might be able to install the IDE2CF adapter in your
PC, boot off the debian netinstall CD and install to the CF card. To
be safe, you should disconnect power from your main drive so you don't
inadvertently erase anything there. This is a more drastic option, so
I'd try finding tftp and dhcp servers first.
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