[Wolves] NFS server

David Goodwin david at openminds.co.uk
Tue Sep 14 17:11:27 BST 2004

Simon Burke wrote:
> Ok, I bought myself an extra 300Gb or so of storage from the computer
> market on sunday.
> Quick question, I have a machine, i took out the CD-rom drive so i can
> max it out with hard-drives. All are blank though i can pre-format
> them.
> I could net-install debian etc but i have only one or two floppies.
> Is it possible to get one of the ' *nix on a floppy' things to run as
> a NFS server, if not then I've have to net install something,
> Thanks,
> SimonB

Why not plug the cdrom drive in to do the install, and install onto one 
hard disk (e.g. /dev/hda).

Once it's up and running, swap the cdrom for one of the other hard 
disks. I would imagine you want the 3 spare disks to be seperate 
filesystems (perhaps /home, /pr0n and /warez ;) ? ), so when you come 
around to reinstalling your distro at a later date your data isn't lost etc.

You can get pci cards which act as IDE controllers, allowing you to plug 
more disks in at sometime in the future.


David Goodwin
Open Minds High Availability Solutions
T: +44 (0) 121 313 3947
E: david.goodwin at openminds.co.uk

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