I have an old Vaio computer that was going to be thrown out because it has a faulty hard drive, and no i/o ports work except the ethernet (and the keyboard). (Note: I know that it is possible to change the hd, but that is not my question)
What my goal is: to boot ubuntu onto the computer using pxeboot (w/o any hd).
I was able to boot the ubuntu installer by using tftp on my other windows computer using instructions that I found on google somewhere. This was good, however, the computer does not have a hard drive, so I cannot install it there.
What I am asking is: do any of you know how to boot the entire ubuntu os (as you could with a usb dongle) only using pxeboot over ethernet? I only want ubuntu to RUN on the computer. I do not want it to be installed. Thanks ahead of time.