Re: Using Linux to build Hardware Synths

From: Crackers (
Date: 05/11/05

Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 11:26:29 -0400

"Davorin Vlahovic" <nrubA@ylf.krs.ref.rh> wrote in message
> On 2005-05-11, Crackers <> wrote:
> > In essence all I need is the PC/soundcard/CD-ROM/Harddrive and even then
> > might be able to get away without the harddrive using a bootable CD.
> You don't need to have a cd-rom or hard drive; use network :) All you
> need is a ethernet card and (since it's an old bunch of computers) a
> burned eeprom to support booting over the network + a small server
> that's going to have a disk to boot the rest of them up.
> This way you can power on and shut down "client" whenever you like, but
> a server should go through some kind of shut-down procedure. A bonus
> things are that you need to administrate only one machine and there's
> only one hard drive in the whole system.
> For this to work, you need a before mentioned nic+eeprom, a server which
> will run dhcp+tftp+nfs and a syslinux package (you'll find everything
> you need on almost every distribution).

Now there's an idea. A little tricky, perhaps to take to gigs but it's
definetly giving me a chubby just thinking about it.


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