Home > FreeBSD > Building a BSD Netboot Server Building a BSD Netboot Server Submitted by BSD_User 2004-09-17 FreeBSD 3 Comments Diskless FreeBSD workstations work beautifully for many users. With recent changes in FreeBSD 5.x, the old methods of building a netbooting lab have changed. Read more at OnLamp.com. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 3 Comments 2004-09-18 3:12 am Anonymous I have a diskless jukebox server. It boots using PXEBOOT and runs Music Player Daemon. I have the box sitting in a closet in my living room area and it’s completely silent. My only problem is that musicpd doesn’t like the NFS swapfile. If the server is out of memory, it has troubles starting a new song unless I restart musicpd. Otherwise it works extremely well! I even managed to run XFCE4 on this box. 2004-09-18 11:03 am Anonymous 2004-09-18 3:48 pm Anonymous Well, I could, but that’s not an elegant solution. I would much rather figure out why it won’t swap instead. I may try upgrading musicpd to see if that helps. The mpd processes on the machine are pegged when I have my server configured for a network boot. Also, it would sort of suck if the mpd process gets restarted while in the middle of a playlist.