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Old 01-17-2017, 11:42 AM   #1
jmgibson1981
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PXE Server Configuration Ubuntu 16.04


I have googled and found 50 different guides, each one telling me that other guides are outdated and useless. none have worked to date.

My goal is to have a pxe boot server containing a few flavors of Ubuntu, Mint, Debian and so forth all available from a menu when a machine is pxe booted. I want to be able to pick my distro, and have it load as if I had booted from a flash drive / dvd disc. I want to be able to go through the installer like normal. I'm not installing on 100 computers and I don't want it fully automated. Ideally it would pull installation files from the pxe booted images instead of the internet when possible.

Can anyone suggest a guide that actually works and isn't outdated? My server is currently offering ltsp pxe boot as well so I know pxe works, just can't get it right for booting installers.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 03:55 PM   #2
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I've played with pxe/gpxe/ipxe boot over many years. I have never found one great web page. I've stated many times that there are many web pages and not one is the same.

Soooo, I guess you could tell us one page or some subnet of way to try and maybe we can get you going.

I'd used quite a number of ways and have seen a number of ways to make this work.

One tip. Not all iso's or distro's can easily be pxe booted. Not all clients easily support modern linux or modern windows.

I might be back till next week ......
 
  


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