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Thread: Windows Server 2008 PXE Ubuntu non netboot

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    Question Windows Server 2008 PXE Ubuntu non netboot

    Dear Forum Members,

    I've read a tutorial on a site how to deploy Ubuntu over an network by using pxelinux in windows 2008 deployment Services. (link) I was excited it worked with the netboot version.

    The only downside I experienced was how the netboot version searched the internet mirrors for the files Ubuntu needed to install.

    My question is: Is it possible to deploy a full Ubuntu live cd over my network (or using my server as mirror).

    Thanks in advance,
    Last edited by DJNightchild; August 4th, 2012 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Forgot to add the website of the tutorial

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    Re: Windows Server 2008 PXE Ubuntu non netboot

    Never mind, found the answer in the comments:

    You can do this by having a copy of the full install version of Ubuntu hosted by IIS on the same server as WDS. Then, when the setup asks for a mirror to choose just point the installer to http://WDSServer/VirtualDirectory. You should find more info on this in the Ubuntu help site. They will probably recommend apache as a webserver but IIS is fine for this purpose

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