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 Slow box as NFS server
Author: Tom Gidden 
Date:   10-12-04 15:15

I've found it easier to install with the slow box as the server. Set the slow box up as an NFS server, exporting all filesystems with -maproot=0. This can even be done booting off the Live CD if done correctly.

Mount these filesystems on the fast box, under /mnt, and then make installworld DESTDIR=/mnt

This approach has the benefit that all of the clever installworld stuff is running on the fast machine, and the slow box only has to do the bare minimum. Also, it helps keep compile settings (eg. CFLAGS) consistent between the two.



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