Now that the server is all done, we can start adding workstations.
You'll need ot create a bootrom and / or a bootdisk to boot your workstation.
Even if you wish to use a bootrom its wise to first test with a bootdisk, to create a boot disk just type:
dd if=/<path-to-zImage>/zImage of=/dev/fd0
There are a few free package's out there to create bootroms:
About the roms themselves. Most cards take ordinary eproms with an 28 pins dip housing. These eproms come in size upto 64kB. For most cards you'll need 32kB eproms with netboot. Some cards drivers will fit into 16kB but the price difference of the eproms is minimal. These eproms can be burned with any ordinairy eprom burner.
Just copy over the template by typing:
cd /tftpbootcp -a template <ip>
You could of course also copy over the dir of a workstation with identical mouse, graphicscard and monitor and ommit the configuration in step 5.4.
Edit /etc/bootptab and add an entry for your test ws, an example entry is:
nfsroot1:hd=/tftpboot:vm=auto:ip=10.0.0.237:\ :ht=ethernet:ha=00201889EE78:\ :bf=bootImage:rp=/tftpboot/10.0.0.237/root
Replace nfsroot1 by the hostname you want your ws to have. Replace 10.0.0.237 by the ip you want your ws to have (do this twice) and replace 00201889EE78 by the MAC-ADDRESS of your ws. If you don't know the MAC-ADDRESS of the ws, just boot it with the just created boot disk and look for the MAC-ADDRESS in the boot messages. There's a chance bootpd is already running so just to make sure try to restart it by typing:
killall -HUP bootpd
Don't worry if it fails, that just means it wasn't running, inetd will start it when asked too.
Just boot the ws from the bootdisk. This should get you a working ws in textmode, with the exact same setup as your server except for the ip-nr and the running services. Even if you want to use a bootprom it's wise to first test with the bootdisk, if that works you can try to boot with the bootrom see the bootroms documentation for more info.
Now it's time to configure any ws specific settings:
/etc/rc.d/rc.devfs save /etc/sysconfig
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