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Netbooted ubuntu doesn't shutdown cleanly?

I've managed to customise initramfs-tools to netboot a ceph RBD disk. First I managed to netboot a debootstrapped system. That worked well. But the moment I installed ubuntu-desktop package (as I ...
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Diskless Boot with IPv6

at our work we are using around 80 diskless machines running Ubuntu. We want to make the transition to IPv6, so now I'm trying to get our diskless system to work with IPV6. The transmission of the ...
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NFS export and dynamic ip

Currently I have a PXE hosted from a xubuntu 12.04 box, using dnsmasq as a dns proxy with TFTPD to host PXE boot files, along with NFS share for the booting file system. I would like to set the ...
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How to allow writing locally on read-only NFS Partition

I created my own PXE/NFS network boot server on Ubuntu 12.04 as explained here. I can write to files on client side if I change /etc/exports file like this on server side: /srv/ubuntulivecd/ ...
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“Sudo: Must Be Setuid Root” error after login to diskless client

I'm working on diskless linux clusters. I followed instructions as described here. I did these steps: 1- Installed a pxe server on server pc. 2- Installed ubuntu to a client pc. 3- Configured and ...
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Is it possible to load a virtual machine disk image over NFS without moving the entire image over the network at once?

My understanding of the situation is more limited than I'd like, but it appears that I can, for example. PXE boot a live CD and have the squashfs volume be random access over the NFS share. I would ...
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Network install Ubuntu

I'm going to install server without USB disk or CDROM via PXE with Ubuntu. Currently, I have prepared a server with CentOS complete with DHCP, and TFTP server. I have successfully installed CentOS ...
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PXE server 12.04 install will not use NFS export and always asks for cdrom

We are attempting to install Server 12.04 through pxe using nfs. We are successfully at the pxe portion but every time it goes to install, we are prompted for the cdrom. Further, doing an ip a at this ...
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Thin Client Lubuntu over PXE Server with DHCP and TFTP

I have 10 old computers (like thin clients) without HDD. So i decided to use Lubuntu as Operating System. In my work we have a PXE server with DHCP and TFTP, they built a debian distro before and for ...
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PXE booting ubuntu into a ramdisk

I currently have a small PXE server running and it works fine. The only issue is that the clients seem to be running their OS from the server itself. Eventually this will become a server supporting ...
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How to PXE boot a UEFI client with NFS rootfs?

I'm trying to PXE boot UEFI clients. My current setup for BIOS clients uses pxelinux.0 with a pxelinux.cfg/default like this: DEFAULT vmlinuz-3.8.0-25-generic APPEND ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto But the initramfs seems not to be ...
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PXE boot ubuntu 12.04 Customization

Just configured my Ubuntu 12.04 server to play host to a diskless PXE/NFS system. Currently I'm deploying the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Live CD to all my clients (derived from the install CD). My question ...
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Doing an unattended PXE installation from a local NFS volume?

I'm trying to configure unattended Ubuntu Desktop (12.10) installations booting from PXE. I've got it working, but since I had to use the initrd.gz and kernel from the mini iso, it appears only to be ...
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How can I update diskless installation 11.04 to 11.10

Bonjour messieurs, we have installed on our Ubuntu server 64bit in directory /MNT the distribution of Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit as shared drive for PXE diskless computers in school. Can we upgrade to ...
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Using the fsc mount option with nfsroot kernel parameter to allow FS-cache

I'm PXE-booting a Ubuntu 10.10 system, where I specify the kernel parameters as follows: append root=/dev/nfs initrd=ubuntu-boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic nfsroot=11.22.33.44:/data/nfsroot,fsc ...
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How to Mount NFS Root in Maverick

After upgrading to 10.10 Maverick, my NFS root is not mounted correctly during boot. What is the correct method? 10.04 and earlier I had my /etc/fstab setup to use /dev/nfs as my root device, but it ...