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ImageServer installation

First download the stable version of SALI from:

Extract the tarball

# cd /var/tmp
# wget
# tar xvf sali.tar.gz

All files are available in the directory sali-VERSION

DHCP configuration

For PXE booting you will need to install a DHCP server. On our site we use the isc DHCP server. The configuration here below shows an example on how to configure the pxeboot functionality on your network.

# define the option
option sali-imgsrv code 224 = ip-address;

# Admin network
subnet netmask {
  # The value for sali-imgsrv has to be an ip address
  option sali-imgsrv;
  filename "pxelinux.0";

Optional you can specify a special dhcp option that SALI uses to identify which imageserver must be used. We have chosen for option code 224.

TFTP/PXE environment

Make sure that the your PXE-enabled network card is your first boot device. So you will have complete control of your node.


To setup a TFTP enviroment you can visit one of the following pages

Copy the following files from the extracted tar.gz to your tftp directory. Depending on your operating systems this can be /srv/tftpboot, /var/lib/tftboot. In our examples we shall use /data/tftp

# cd /data/tftp
# mkdir sali
# cd sali/
# cp -a /var/tmp/sali-1.5.8/x86_64 .
# ls -1 x86_64/
# ln -s x86_64 default


To setup a dynamic PXE environment visit our project pxeconfig

If you have setup you PXE environment you copy the example file to the pxelinux.cfg directory in your tftp root.

# cd /var/tmp/sali-1.5.8/examples
# cp pxelinux.example /data/tftp/pxelinux.cfg/default.sali__test

The default action of the default.sali_test is to start a SALI rescue shell:

# pxeconfig <nodename> -f default.sali_test

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