I have a local mirror of Ubuntu in my LAN. I use dhcpd, atftp and lighthttp to boot other machines in the LAN using pxe.

Now all is good, the machines boot and connect to the computer holding the mirror and the installation starts.

However, the installation starts in text mode. Then, it won't install the usual desktop Ubuntu even though it asks me at certain point about the type of installation..

It failed for some reason to get some packets and I am trying to see if the mirror i am rsync-ing to is faulty..!

Is there a way to automate the whole process of the type of installation and the packets?