Can a installation be done completely from a network?
Env: 3.2.5 on 41's and 250's
Desc: I am ordering several systems for a customer without
diskette drives. Is there a way to perform the installation
without using any type of boot media? I want to turn
the machine on, give it the IP address of a network
installation server, and let it boot and install from the
remote installation server.
Action: In 3.2.X, without special code, there is no way to
boot and install from over a network. When installing
from a network one must first boot from either a tape,
diskette, or CD-ROM. AIX 4.1 does provide this option.
Some one in dallas has written code for use when booting
from over a network to bring up the AIX installation
menu on the client machine. We are looking into the
availability of this code.
Next Action: Call SE back with the different possiblilies.
Test Case: Booted different machines in service, normal
and secure mode to see which menu options appeared.
Booted a system from over the network but was unable
to get the install menu.
SE called in. He would like a call back by 11:00 AM today.
Talked to Frank Tate about availability of code. He has contacted a Tony
Johnson who is the one for making this code available. Tony has not responded
I Called Girish and left a message describing situation.
Girish is now working with Tony Johnson and the author of Inst220 to find
a working solution for his customer.
Support Line: Can a installation be done completely from a network? ITEM: AC6035L
Dated: October 1994 Category: N/A
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