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mark_lar
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.

mark_lar
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?

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