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How to allow writing locally on read-only NFS Partition

I created my own PXE/NFS network boot server on Ubuntu 12.04 as explained here. I can write to files on client side if I change /etc/exports file like this on server side: /srv/ubuntulivecd/ ...
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PXE booting of Linux OSs using NFS (Ubuntu works, but not Debian and Fedora)

I have created functional PXE servers on both Ubuntu and Debian that are able to host Ubuntu 10.04.4 (32 and 64 bit) as well as the Offline NT Password/Regedit disk. Now I am attempting to install ...
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How can I pass kernel arguments via PXE to an Ubuntu-like OS installer ISO?

I'm in a tough situation in which I need to perform a remote installation of a QuantaStor (Ubuntu-based - hiss) appliance onto hardware with limited out-of-band access functionality. The target ...
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How to preseed options before network in Debian/Ubuntu PXE installation?

I'm trying to fully automate an Ubuntu installation over the network, but the preseed file is loaded only after the network adapter detection. Even with those options in the preseed file the ...
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installing programs to client over Ubuntu server

I am guessing this is possible, however I am not sure what protocol(s) to use and pretty much the way to go about this. Let's say for instance Open Office -- how could we set up our Ubuntu server to ...
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Diskless client nfs boot fails [closed]

For a school project I need to create an ubuntu diskless client. I'm using vmware fusion. I've encountered various problems that took me a while to solve, but now I'm at a standstill. I've been using ...
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PXE server - ubuntu setting username/password later - is it possible?

so I am writing a program in mainly C/C++, though I think this question fits under server fault as it is related to the Linux distro Ubuntu. So what I am looking for is a way (possibly hackerish-way) ...
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chmod -R 777 on PXE server - why

So I am following a guide to set up a PXE server, for reference here are the links: Actual PXE setup NFS PXE setup Live-cd PXE setup: Now throughout these guides he keeps running the chmod -R 777 ...
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Ubuntu installer over PXE doesn't see network adapters => can't download preseed

I'm booting one virtualbox VM from another virtualbox VM (with cobbler) over PXE. Both machines have 2 adapters: 1) external network and 2) host-only network. The "client" VM successfully boots into ...
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599 views

Ubuntu PXE boot mount wrong NFS share

This question may be simple but I couldn't figure out and was stuck here for the whole day already. Any suggestions are appreciated. I have two boxes, one as the server and other one running as the ...
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How to chroot the tftp service

I have tftp installed on Ubuntu 10.04 with the below /etc/xinetd.d/tftp file. I can connect to the tftp server using tftp 10.1.1.54 get pxelinux.0 and it retreaves the file with no issue. When I ...
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Kickstart PXE boot ubuntu 10.04

I am trying to do a fully automated install of Ubuntu 10.04 My pxelinux.cfg/default file looks like this - label linux kernel ubuntu-installer/amd64/linux ipappend 2 append ...
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pxe boot fails with message: no DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found

I am trying to pxe-boot a machine (client), and in the process I am trying to setup a tftp server that this machine can boot off. On the server, which runs Ubuntu 10.10, I have setup dhcp, dns, nfs, ...
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Debootstrap Ubuntu over NFS leads to mknod I/O error

I'm trying to prepare an Ubuntu environment for a diskless machine that will PXE boot and mount an NFS share as it's root. I've currently got another Ubuntu machine mounting the NFS share and I'm ...
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How to setup PXE boot server in CentOS

I am working on researching a project for work and thought that I would ask for your advice. I am trying to find out how to setup a PXE boot server within CentOS that would allow us to PXE boot a ...
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PXE Booting Virtualbox guests in internal networking mode?

I am not sure if this is just specific to my distro's packages or is a vbox limitation. So, any help would be appreciated. Ok, so I have a network of VMs, with one VM acting as a NAT for the other ...
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Netboot Ubuntu w/out Physical Access

We have roughly 12 servers running Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.10 that I'm planning on reformatting and converting to CentOS 5.5. We have a SpaceWalk server setup, so we have the capability to do a PXE boot and ...
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PXE boot menu visible over IPMI console

I'm PXE booting some nodes, and I'd like to have a menu come up that I can see and interact with via IPMI console (ttyS0) to choose what to boot. Is this possible? In particular, what do I have to put ...