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I'm interested in netbooting an OS X install (Snow Leopard) from my Ubuntu box. I've made an ISO of the install dvd, but I'm not sure how to proceed from here. I know it's possible to do this from an OS X server, but can it be done from Linux as well?

The Macs that need to receive the netinstall are all intel versions.

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I'm not sure why there's a vote to move this to superuser - netboot is a systems admin thing. –  RobM Apr 9 '11 at 7:45
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Never tried it myself - I do netboot from OSX server because its nice and easy - but there is a guide to doing this available from Ohio State Univserity here. The example talks about CentOS but I guess you can either adapt the steps to work with Ubuntu or install CentOS on another box.

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An anonymous user noted that your link has died. :( –  HopelessN00b Oct 6 '12 at 0:25
    
Thanks @HopelessN00b - updated link to another guide I know. –  RobM Oct 6 '12 at 9:53
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Here's an (admittedly old) article about making any Mac a Netboot server: http://www.macgeekery.com/hacks/hardware/make_any_mac_a_netboot_server

The author does say the idea of a Linux based netboot server is probably possible:

And for good measure, I’ll show you how to do this without having to use BSDP at all (Debian NetBoot server, anyone?).

But I can't find any info on that ever having been accomplished.

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