[Techtalk] booting a diskless client

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Tue Sep 30 18:34:39 UTC 2008

Miriam English wrote:
> Hi Maria,
> I don't know much about this, so not sure if this is any help, but when 
> I first started using Puppy Linux from CD I was curious about how it 
> booted. It was quite confusing to me because it made a boot drive in 
> RAM, copying from the CD to it, and booting from RAM, so my attempts to 
> find it on the hard drive were not turning up anything sensible. I was 
> looking in the wrong place. I have a feeling that at some point CD-based 
> Puppy swaps its idea of / from the CD to RAM. Perhaps network booting 
> does something similar?
> Best wishes,
> 	- Miriam

I think you are probably correct. Looking at network traffic, the root 
directory appears to mount fine, but then it seems to try to remount, 
and this part is unsuccessful. Unfortunately, I don't know why this is, 
  or what to do about it. :-(


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