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Network Based Ubuntu Installations

Mar 07, 2010, 04:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christer Edwards)

[ Thanks to Ramsai for this link. ]

"This article by Christer Edwards, outlines how to install Ubuntu using the network installer. This utility allows you to install directly over the network, instead of using a CD or DVD image. It does require a small CD boot image, but beyond that it is entirely network dependent.

"These steps can be used to install over the WAN from a public Ubuntu repository, or over the LAN from an exported Ubuntu CD or private repository. Network installations are generally faster than CD based installations, particularly when done over a Local Area Network.

"I will first outline the requirements and how to get started with a network installation. Next I will walk through a network installation including screenshots for every step. I will also include text descriptions of each step and screenshot.

"Requirements

"In order to install a machine over the network you'll need the network installer image. Unfortunately these images are not well publicized, and rarely listed alongside the other .ISO images. For this reason I have included direct download links to the 32bit and 64bit images."

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