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This document describes a setup for nfs over root. This document differs
from the other root over nfs howto's in 2 ways:
- It describes both the server and the client side offering a complete solution,
it doesn't desribe the generic principles off root over nfs although they will
become clear. Instead it offers a working setup for root over nfs. One of the
many possible setup's I might add.
- This solution is unique in that it shares the root of the server with the
workstations (ws). Instead of having a mini-root per ws. This has a number
- low diskspace usage
- any changes on the serverside are also automagicly made at the client side,
all configuration has only to be done once!
- Very easy adding of new clients
- only one system to maintain
This document is heavily based on a RedHat-5.2 system. Quite a bit of prior
linux sysadmin experience is assumed in this howto, if you have that it shouldn't
be a problem to addept this solutions to other distributions.
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- v0.1, 20 January 1999: First draft written at the HHS, where the setup
was originally developed.
- v1.0, 30 March 1999: First released version partially written in time of