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This page explains how to install Red Hat Linux 7.2 on the net4501.
The net4501 is a small computer designed for firewalls and VPN routers, made by Soekris Engineering. It has three network ports and a slot for a flash card, but no hard disk, floppy disk or CD-ROM drive. You can install Linux onto the flash card either by using a machine with appropriate hardware, or by using PXE (network boot). The PXE method is described here.
Before you begin, you will need the following hardware and software:
Red Hat doesn't ship pxelinux in their syslinux package. Get it from kernel.org or an old copy from this page, below.
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