View Full Version : [ubuntu] Running Ubuntu over a network (NOT live CD)

March 30th, 2010, 07:48 PM
Hey guys and girls.

I have currently got Ubuntu running over the network so it boots like a live CD over PXE. There is a rather good tutorial on YouTube for anyone looking to do this.

Now, what I am trying to do is make the live CD install persistent, or install it to a virtual hard drive or something so I don't have to download the programs I need each time I need to use the system.

The files are stored on a FreeNAS server, and the PXE requests are sent on from a router running PfSense.

Is this a blindingly obvious thing? Can anyone out there link me some instructions?

Before someone asks, it is not possible to install Ubuntu on the machines that are currently network booting.

March 30th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Having done yet more research I have stumbled upon iSCSI targets, which have just confused me even more! Are these the way to go? Or is it still possible to use a similar system to a live USB pen?