This howto is also available at - http://xmame.retrogames.com/hans. This document describes a setup for nfs over root. This document differs from the other root over nfs howto's in 2 ways:
It describes both the server and the client side offering a complete solution, it doesn't desribe the generic principles off root over nfs although they will become clear. Instead it offers a working setup for root over nfs. One of the many possible setup's I might add.
This solution is unique in that it shares the root of the server with the workstations (ws). Instead of having a mini-root per ws. This has a number of advantages:
low diskspace usage
any changes on the serverside are also automagicly made at the client side, all configuration has only to be done once!
Very easy adding of new clients
only one system to maintain
This document is heavily based on a RedHat-5.2 system. Quite a bit of prior linux sysadmin experience is assumed in this howto, if you have that it shouldn't be a problem to addept this solutions to other distributions.