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How do I disable unwanted iPXE boot attempt in Libvirt/qemu-kvm?

Somehow after upgrading to 12.04, my virtual machines always boot with an attempt to boot from the network first. See this: while I don't have any PXE configuration set: I've tried: to disable ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from the network without installing?

The scenario: At work I have to shred data on old PCs (not my main responsibility). What I do is I boot from the Live-CD, choose Try Ubuntu, open the terminal and sudo shred -v -n10 /dev/sda. This way ...
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How do I troubleshoot booting into black screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed Lucid Lynx over PXE onto this dell server seemingly successfully, but booting from the ...
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How do I set up a network installation?

I want to know if the official 700MB installation images can be used to do a network installation. What would be the easiest way to do it?
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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 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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Does Ubiquity support installing via PXE?

I have a PXE server at home for doing network-based installs, which uses the text-based alternate installer. However in 10.10 the Ubiquity (aka graphical) installer has some really nice features; ...
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dist-upgrade of diskless ubuntu

I am currently PXE booting a bunch a machine, via the diskless function in ubuntu. What is the best practice when upgrading the image from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS? I've currently made a copy of the ...
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Bad archive mirror using PXE boot method

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 ...
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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 ...
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What do I use for the pxe boot file for MAAS nodes?

I'm setting up MAAS and some nodes using VMFusion on MacOSX. I have built the MAAS server and 3 nodes, however they are not commissioning. My question is what do I use for the pxe boot file? I'm ...
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How do I preseed Postfix's mailname?

I don't want postfix to ask for its mailname i just want it to use its fqdn name. This is my preseed file
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Local network install ubuntu desktop 12.04LTS 64BITS

I have an All In One PC without CDROM, and the USB ports are not working properly. Im trying to perform a network installation via netboot/pxe, but it seems to be pretty difficult. I didn't have so ...
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Unable to install 12.10 with PXE

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with PXE (Cobbler) and Kickstart from a local server. At some point, the installation stops telling me it cannot upload a file from mirror. The install log on the ...
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How can I get a PXE install to ask for the hostname

I use a pxe install for a lab of machines, one problem I have is that the hostname is always set to 'ubuntu'. This is wrong, it should instead ask during the install what hostname should be used. One ...
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PXE Boot Server Installation Steps in Ubuntu Server VM

How can I install Ubuntu virtual machine using PXE boot server? I need the all the configurations details and what to change in the configurations files.
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Configuring the dnsmasq instance started by connection sharing in NetworkManager

I've got a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 that is sharing its wifi connection to another machine through the eth0 interface using NetworkManager. This seems to be done by dnsmasq. Now I need to set up ...
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Where is the netboot image?

I wanted to ask that I used the netboot image from the ubuntu 10.04 server for PXE Booting ubuntu 10.04 desktop edition as I didn't find the netboot folder in the ubuntu 10.04 desktop edition The ...
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PXE Boot Broken after 12.04 Upgrade

I had a system booting over the network with PXE on 11.10. I upgrade to 12.04 and now the boot fails during startup with the following messsage: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: ...
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Booting from network

Is it possible to boot (without actually installing it) ubuntu and run Ubuntu desktop image via PXE like a Live CD? I don't want the session to actually preserve state. Each boot should be fresh and ...
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Casper set hostname via dhcp

I'm booting sucessfull via pxeboot a live ubuntu remix. I wan't to set the hostname via dhcp because I'm booting several instances of the same image. Right now I'm using a hookline in ...
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How do I run a PXE server?

I'm going to run several virtual machines with KVM virtualization. In order to install guest systems over PXE protocol, I am going to run a PXE server on my host machine (I'm not doing it wrong, am ...
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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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Long pause in pxe/preseed install

I'm encountering a long pause during unattended (preseeded) install of precise server via pxe. The install eventually works, but appears to just sit there for 20 or 30 minutes after it authenticates ...
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How to sysprep ubuntu to take its image

I am using fog to install images in my office. To clone and deploy windows images, sysprep is used to generalize the windows and to make sure it loses all the unique information like name n bla bla ...
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How to prompt for input while doing preseed/late_command?

My preseed server install file executes a number of additional tasks with a bash script called with preseed/late_command. I wish to prompt for a password during this process to install LDAP ...
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PXE Boot Recent Ubuntu Live CDs

I've been having trouble with recent Ubuntu live CDs trying to boot off of them via PXE. My ultimate goal is to rebuild an old Ubuntu 9.04 diskless box using the newer Ubuntu 12.04.4 build. When ...
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Infiniband + Maas?

I'm looking at setting up an HPC based on Mellanox Infiniband rather than Ethernet. Because I have many nodes to manage, I was looking at trying something new, like MAAS. I know Infiniband cards ...
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Restart installer on any error (PXE with cobbler)

I provision few boxes using PXE with Cobbler. My network is not very stable, so sometimes the installation fails. The installer is not able to retrieve a package. Is it possible to make the ...
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Error During Unattended Install Of Ubuntu Server 12.04 Over The Network Using PXE

I'm attempting to PXE boot and completely rebuild a new server with an "Ubuntu 12.04 Server" image over the network but I get multiple errors mid-way through the installation. I am able to ...
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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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Password PXE Install

I tried to install Ubuntu server using PXE. During the installation the system never ask me for a password or a login but at the end of the installation when the computer restart he asked me for a ...
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Pxe boot Ubuntu 12.04

I have set up a CentOS server with Cobbler in order to start pxe booting. I took the ubuntu live cd and copied its contents to /distros/ubuntu12.04-desktop-32 I then ran the command: cobbler distro ...
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PXE Linux kernel line for Preseed

I want to setup a Preseed for my Edubuntu 12.04 on my PXE Server, running PXE Linux but I can't seem to figure out how to add the Preseed. LABEL Install edUbutnu Junior 12.04 x86 MENU LABEL ...
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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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Boot custom precise live cd via ipxe

I configured isc-dhcp, ipxe and tftpboot so I can boot over network via PXE. It works the ubuntu netinstall image is booting nice with pxelinux.0. I created a custom live cd with this tutorial ...
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PXE Boot Server stalling with “File not found” error

I'm trying to setup my Ubuntu 10.04 Server to allow PXE booting for the clients in my lab. I have configured the DHCP settings and everything, and I boot up my client, and it sits at a screen similar ...
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MAAS, JUJU help: MAAS Nodes have no access to the internet while PXE booting

We are trying to implement a cloud setup in our college using MAAS/Juju/OpenStack. The college has its own DHCP server and we don't have access to that. So, we can't set next-server to our MAAS ...
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How to convert a LiveCD into a vmlinuz and initrd to PXE Boot Load Slowly

I need to make a emergency PXE bootloader for a LIVECD (not the ubuntu netboot small cd, but rather a desktop livecd to boot from the command line). Will this work: # Create a cpio archive of just ...
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Ubuntu Preseed set Norwegian Keyboard?

It's been a couple of days now that I am trying to make a fully automated unattended installation. I managed to make it work with Ubuntu/Cobbler and a preseed file, but I cannot set the correct ...
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How to PXE boot a virtual machine from another virtual machine which are in same virtual network?

I am doing following tutorial: SecurityTeam/TestingMAAS But I cannot get out from 'Commissioning' state of my virtual MaaS nodes to 'Ready' state. Following image shows my current architecture: ...
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ubuntu cobbler server - importing distros

I setup and fully configured ubuntu-12.04-server machine with cobbler/dhcp running in about 10 minutes (compared to taking over an hour on centos 5.8). I discovered the cobbler import which appears to ...
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PXE Booting Ubuntu 12.10

Now that the alternate CD has been axed, how can I obtain the PXE boot files formerly found in netboot?
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Setting up on Ubuntu server for PXE Lan install for installing Windows

Computer has only Lan. How can i make on Ubuntu someking PXE server where ill put windows iso or windows cd in Ubuntu computer so that Comp With just Lan can install windows?
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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I'm currently having a PXE server to perform many different OS' installation over the network. I have a fully functionnal Ubuntu 13.10 live environnement and I would like to give a try on 14.04 ...
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Pxeboot Multiple image

How to do the multiple OS in a single Pxeboot server. I want to boot different OS like Fedora, CentOS, RHEL in the client
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PXE Install of 13.10 Server

I googled and successfully applied information how to PXE install the desktop from the Live CD, and I can do PXE installs of the netboot images. But I didn't find anything how to install from the ...
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MAAS PXE Wont go further than config

This keeps looping in logfiles (while the client tries to retrieve config via pxelinux.cfg/MACADDR) 2013-12-18 07:47:58+0100 [TFTP (UDP)] Datagram received from ('172.27.0.85', 49153): ...
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Setting up pxeboot dnsmasq in VirutalBox with Ubuntu 12.04

My dnsmasq.conf interface=eth1 domain=yourdomain.com dhcp-range=192.168.50.100,192.168.50.200 dhcp-boot=pxelinux.0,pxeserver,192.168.50.1 enable-tftp tftp-root=/srv My /etc/interfaces auto lo ...
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MAAS with external DHCP TFTP time out

I'm trying to get MAAS up and running, and I've installed the control node without maas-dhcp or maas-dns since I already have another DHCP server. I've set up the next-server attribute in my DHCP ...