I'm trying to automatically install Ubuntu on a client PC by using the PXE BOOT method....my Objectives are below:
I am following the steps given in this link installation using PXE BOOT
- the server will have a KICKSTART config file which contains the parameters for the OS installation and the files which are required for the OS installations.
- the client will have to detect this configuration along with the setup files and complete the installation without any input from the user.
In my server I have installed DHCP3-server,Apache2 and TFTP to help me with the installation.
I have nearly achieved my first objective, I am able to boot my client using the files stored in the server but during the installation stage it is asking me to
CHOOSE A MIRROR OF UBUNTU ARCHIVE
I gave the server's IP address and the path in the server where the files are located but then its giving me this error
BAD ARCHIVE MIRROR
- So is it possible that instead of downloading all the files from the internet and storing them on my disk can I use the files which comes with the UBUNTU-CD, and how to store these files in what format (should I zip them) on the disk?
- secondly I am also generating the ks.cfg which I wanted to give to the client for automatic installation of the OS. So how should the configuration file be given to the installation process?