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Old 06-21-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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PXE unattended installs


Hi,

currently PXE is working now on my server, I can install centos or another OS manually.

But what I'am trying to do is install is automatic with a unattended install. I know how to build unattended installs for windows but not for *nix...

Is there an page what shows me how to do it?

And if it is possible, how can I make the PXE server to boot from a directory with the install files in it and not in a image file?
 
Old 11-03-2009, 06:38 AM   #2
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I know it's an old post, but I just ended here and if someone else have it's in the same situation I hope this post will help.


debian ubuntu
http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apb.html


rh, centos, fedora
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO...art-HOWTO.html



Hope it helps.

Thanks
 
Old 11-03-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by permalac View Post
I know it's an old post, but I just ended here and if someone else have it's in the same situation I hope this post will help.


debian ubuntu
http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apb.html


rh, centos, fedora
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO...art-HOWTO.html



Hope it helps.

Thanks

Really good Link , thanks for sharing.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 11:49 AM   #4
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howdy, i found this post, and the link helped a lot, thanks for that, but i still get this error

Code:
[!] Configuring initrd-kickseed
Failed to download Kickstart file
The Kickstart file at http://192.168.1.2/ks.cfg could not be downloaded. The error was:

wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
 
Old 11-15-2009, 09:07 AM   #5
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howdy, i found this post, and the link helped a lot, thanks for that, but i still get this error

Code:
[!] Configuring initrd-kickseed
Failed to download Kickstart file
The Kickstart file at http://192.168.1.2/ks.cfg could not be downloaded. The error was:

wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Hello Predatorian,

the box you would like to install should be able to reach that ks.cfg, ask yourself this questions:

does my machine have ip address?
the ip address is in the same net? (or you also need a gateway)
does my ks.cfg really get served , apache can read it so can give it away.

And if all this questions are ok, please post here your config as more detailed possible.

tahnks
 
Old 11-17-2009, 04:50 AM   #6
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i found out what was going on, i didnt have the ks.cfg file in the right directory, it needed to be in /var/www/, so then apache could access it when ubuntu accessed it.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 08:49 AM   #7
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And here for Debian too:

http://wiki.debian.org/FAI
 
Old 11-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #8
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http://www.stanford.edu/~alfw/PXE-Ki...Kickstart.html
 
Old 10-04-2010, 08:10 AM   #9
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I suggest to have a look at FAI. It can install Debian, Ubuntu and also RPM based distributions. It's more flexible than kickstart, since it includes a modular class system, so you can handle your configuration files easily. It also available since over ten years, and it actively developed.

The FAI home page is now
http://fai-project.org
 
  


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