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Re: network booting

On Sat Mar 21, 2009 at 13:22:31 +0100, michal krajcirovic wrote:

> Appreciate any idea to solve, or even pay for some help (paypal, ...),
> but a lot of me to burn it and you do not know advice.

  You don't say what part failed.  In general you'll receive no
 help unless you explain what you've tried, which part failed,
 and what error messages you received.

  The basic stuff, getting a PXE network setup for installation,
 is described here:


  If you can get that part working then you're almost there, you
 only have to use debootstrap/similar to create a filesystem
 exported by NFS and then pass that via your PXE setup.

  My PXE file contains this:

  LABEL netboot
      KERNEL netboot/vmlinuz-
      APPEND root=/dev/nfs initrd=netboot/initrd.img- nfsroot= ip=dhcp rw

  The kernel I copied from my host system.  The initrd I generated after
  changing /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf to have "root = NFS" and
  rebuilding it.

  In terms of the actual NFS root I export it like this:

  There's nothing special in the root, just a simple filesystem
 with NFS root, and simple /etc/network/interfaces to default to
 usign DHCP


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