Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of PXEInstall


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02/23/12 11:42:40 (10 years ago)
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jdreed
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    1 This page covers PXE installation.  You may be looking for information on the [wiki:Installation the Debathena Installer] 
     1= PXE Installation = 
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     3This page covers PXE installation.  The actual [wiki:Installation Debathena Installer] is covered in a [wiki:Installation separate page]. 
     4 
     5== The PXE Server == 
     6 
     7The PXE server is maintained by the Network team, running PXELINUX.  There is an entry called "Debathena".  Currently, it contains a Natty kernel and initrd from the *i386* netboot images.  We should try and keep this up to date periodically, and will definitely need to do so for hardware support (the kernel needs to support the NICs in all supported machines). 
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     9The following command line is passed to the kernel: 
     10`netcfg/get_hostname=athena-pxe-install locale=en_US keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=us interface=auto url=http://18.9.60.73/installer/current/debathena.preseed` 
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     12Notes: 
     13 * We have to specify a hostname.  It will get overwritten by the DHCP config, but if DHCP barfs (which it will) or if it gets given an address with no PTR record (which it will), it needs a value there or the Debian installer fails miserably. 
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