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Setting Up A PXE Install Server For Multiple Linux Distributions On Debian Lenny

May 26, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

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"1 Preliminary Note

"It is important that you have a decent Internet connection because your client computers will fetch all needed packages from the repositories in the Internet (I tested this on a 30MBit connection which seems to be fast enough. ;-)). It is possible to store all packages on the PXE server as well so that you don't need an Internet connection (just the LAN connection to the PXE server), but then you need a lot of storage space on the PXE server (remember, it will serve multiple distributions), so I don't cover this here.

"And the most important thing is that your client computers support booting over the network. You should check each computer's BIOS for this option.

"On our system that should serve as the PXE server you should have already set up a basic Debian Lenny server system, for example as shown in the chapters 1 - -7 of this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-debian-lenny-ispconfig2"

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