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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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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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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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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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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 HD ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ip=...
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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 initrd=initrd.img-3.8.0-25-...
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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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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04

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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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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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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Can MAAS be used for remote installation of desktop computers?

I know MAAS is intended for installing cluster nodes. But can MAAS be used for the install of desktop computers, or laptops? How to proceed?
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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 properly....
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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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14.04 server PXE installation fails at “Configure the network” page

Tried unattended PXE install, it fails at this page Network autoconfiguration failed Your network is probably not using the DHCP protocol. Alternatively, the DHCP server may be slow or some network ...
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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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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 I?)...
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Error During Apt-Mirror Unattended Install Of Ubuntu Server 12.04 Over 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 using apt-mirror but I get multiple errors mid-way through the installation. I am ...
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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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Preseed doesn't automatically select network interface on Ubuntu 14.04; automated install needs human input

I'm trying to setup an unattended Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation from PXE. I initially tried using Kickstart. This worked okay except that the partition manager required user confirmation and so ...
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MAAS Node not PXE Booting

I'm having an issue so far with getting my first node to boot... it connects to the MAAS Server and begins the boot procedure but then hangs because it is unable to find the correct kernel image boot. ...
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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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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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Region controller does not know whether any boot images have been imported

update: With help from Canonical I was able to figure out something. The maas-import-pxe-files is getting stuck when downloading ephemeral images from ubuntu. I isolated the following: wget -v ...
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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 /etc/dhcp/...
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Install custom Ubuntu iso from network card

I have a few customized Ubuntu ISOs (based in Ubuntu 12.04) that I need to install in a SBC embedded in an enclosure. Until now, I have to open the enclosure, connect a screen, keyboard and a USB ...
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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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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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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 https:/...
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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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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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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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Redirect PXE boot to normal boot

I have a PXE server and few computers. Those computers have PXE boot enabled in the BIOS. I would like to know if there is a way, from the PXE server, to tell the computers to boot normally (Linux) ...
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MAAS PXE Boot problem

I have an unordinary problem here, 1. I have my MAAS Server running on a hardware with ubuntu 14.04 server distro 2. pxe boot options are active in every other machines. 3. when trying to boot from ...
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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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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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PXE server to boot ISO or other linux distro over network

How do i setup my ubuntu desktop to act as a pxe server to boot ISO's across the LAN. And is it possible to run linux distros like linux mint, moblin etc so that boot at client would be faster. I ...
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How to PXE-boot from Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop edition?

My aim is to Install the Ubuntu 10.04 desktop version on a remote machine using PXE-BOOT. I'm trying to apply the steps given in PXE-BOOT for Ubuntu 9.10 . (I know this is for 9.10). In "Step 8. ...
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How to get past Welcome (language) screen when automating install?

I have a working PXE boot, and can successfully install the 16.04 Desktop via PXE and NFS. Now I'm trying to automate the PXE install, and I can't get past the installation's "Welcome" screen that ...
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Network booting Ubuntu 16.04 Server installer via iPXE w/ NFS on UEFI system

I am trying to set up network booting of the Ubuntu mini.iso via iPXE and NFS. I'm currently stepping through everything via the iPXE command line instead of a script. I made sure to build iPXE w/ NFS ...
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Diskless Problem Network

I'm new on the askubuntu.com and I want to expose my problem. I'm sorry for my poor english. I have a big project to implement a big cluster calculations. I'm stuck at a part, let me explain. The ...
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How to create live shell-only ISO?

All I need is bootable ISO file, which will run minimal linux and have in filesystem 2 files. One of them about 2GB, another one is my script. No GUI needed, only shell is enough. Eventually it should ...
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How to PXE network boot a Ubuntu Server 12.04 using HTTP

I have a task to PXE install Ubuntu servers by HTTP, so I find the tutor in PXEInstallServer and KickstartCompatibility and set my PXE server as it said. Then I open a test client and which can get a ...