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Is it possible to install Ubuntu directly to an NFS volume? I'd like to boot a diskless machine with a mini.iso image and run the installer. The only problem is I can't find a way to mount the NFS volume from the install/command line.

Has anyone done this before, or does the installer assume my machine has a disk drive?

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I was able to find this guide in the official docs.

Edit: it doesn't use the mini.iso image, but it shows how to do what you want to do.

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Thanks, i went the debootstrap route. – cmcginty Jan 5 '11 at 10:34
@Casey maybe you can post the working solution as an answer? – chris Jan 5 '11 at 11:43

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