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January 22nd, 2009, 07:28 PM
Hi, I am a computer student and we have formed a Linux group in the college. I am one of the few who are using Linux for some time now and am responsible for the next session which will involve ubuntu installation with partitioning.

For the last 4-5 hours I have been trying to get ubuntu running from pxe boot. Not a single article worked for me, so I had to learn different things from different articles. Finally, I am able to network boot in Virtual Machine with Host networking but its a "command line" installation mode which we don`t want.

In short, our computer lab has around 30 computers where I am supposed to give students hands on demonstration of Ubuntu installation. I wonder if its possible to network boot ubuntu but in live-cd mode ?

After this session, I am going to try diskless ubuntu systems. Seems like there are plenty of guides for this but is it worth running 30 computers from central server?


Update 1 : Found https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveCDNetboot but couldnt get it work either with intrepid. The CD boots, show verbose output but hangs at eth0 link up. Anybody has any clues ?

Update 2 : I booted with Hardy and Intrepid live-cds and it seems that it can not mount NFS share. If thats the case, how would wiki tutorial work?

January 23rd, 2009, 06:43 AM

The live-cd from the network doesnt go further
eth0: link up
RPC : registered udp transport module.
RPC : registered tcp transport module.


July 19th, 2009, 10:45 PM
I ran into the same problem. The nfs server was not accesible from the client. Now it's running fine!