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Swiss.Mage
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:06 am    Post subject: Install Gentoo on an IBM X31 using PXE Reply with quote

If you want to have your Gentoo system up and running in minutes on your X31 without using an external USB drive I have a solution.

Download Knoppix, boot another machine on the network using it and then start the terminal service :

Code:
/etc/init.d/knoppix-terminalserver start


Then boot your laptop using the network card. (It will use PXE to boot)

It should work ! (It worked for me and for a friend)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey COOL!!!





Now I only need an IBM X31...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, could you provide more details like where to download Knoppix, how to boot from network......

Thanks a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, can Gentoo detect other hardware of X31 correctly? e.g. sound card, video card, LAN network card, wireless network card......
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes it does

i had no problem with kernel 2.6.5-mm6 ... but i'm fighting with the thinkpad module. because that version that is in portage (4.3) i had to manually download the newest 5.x version to support 2.6.

take a look at http://tpctl.sourceforge.net/tpctlhome.htm

wireless works (i have an atheros chip, 802.11a/b/g) with the madwifi driver...

so other things like sound, display and the intel e1000 nic don't make any problems..
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dying3000 wrote:
Hi, could you provide more details like where to download Knoppix


www.knoppix.com
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This tip is really awsome. Knoppix wouldn't boot from my usb drive because the knoppix kernel doesn't have usb builtin to it. The PXE boot works like a charm.
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