Now you need the PXE boot file “pxelinux.0” to be present in the TFTP root directory.
Make a directory structure for TFTP, and copy all the bootloader files provided by syslinux from the “/usr/lib/syslinux/” to the “/var/lib/tftpboot/” path by issuing the following commands: Set up PXELINUX configuration file The PXE configuration file defines the boot menu displayed to the PXE client when it boots up and contacts the TFTP server.
LABEL Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop MENU LABEL Xenial 16.04 Desktop KERNEL 1604/ubuntu-installer/amd64/linux append vga=normal ks= hostname=desktop The KERNEL linked there is fed by TFTP and is an rsync mirror of the "network install" image from Ubuntu's website.
Both that and the actual install iso image were grabbed today.
You’re now ready to go – start your PXE Client Machine with the network boot enable option, and you should now see a sub-menu showing for your Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop that we created.
Configuring network boot installation using PXE server is efficient and a time-saving method.
A PXE client can be any computer system with a PXE network boot enable option.
If your client’s computers don’t have CD/DVD or USB drives, or if you want to set up multiple computers at the same time in a large enterprise, then PXE server can be used to save money and time.To get those files, you need the Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop ISO Image.You can download the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO image in the /mnt folder by issuing the following command: Note: the download URL might change as the ISO image is updated.My Kickstart file includes: Which of course fails, because the url shouldn't be prepended with "/cdrom".
I can tell it's reading the path to the squashfs from the preseed line, but I don't have the word "cdrom" in any of my configuration files. When it detects any network PXE client asking for PXE services, then it provides a network package that contains the boot menu.1.