[Ma-linux] Booting (several PCs) from USB drive
angelo at freeshell.org
Tue Jan 8 14:26:41 EST 2008
Jay Hart wrote:
> Ok, again going with a clustered solution.
> I want to know if I mount a USB based flash drive, or a drive with a USB
> interface, if I could connect the drive into a USB hub, with each PC having it
> set to boot from USB, and then having a UBS cable connected to the hub, would
> this work?
> The layout would look like:
> USB drive -----> Hub ------->>> PC 1
> \-------->>> PC 2
> What I'm looking for is a way to boot 2 or 3 PCs, from the same drive.
You can't have multiple machines sharing the same filesystem in
real-time without some kind of locking mechanism. Files will get
corrupted quickly if you just try to use a "hub" unless... you're
planning on exclusively using this file system as read-only.
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