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Re: PXEboot installation of Fedora-8?

ed hp uab edu wrote:

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Timothy Murphy wrote:

I saw some mention of cobbler, but I didn't pursue it,
as I didn't see any clear description of what it did.

I spent some time - maybe 4 hours - trying to get PXEboot to work.
But I didn't succeed.
The nearest I got ended with the error above.

I was rather disappointed with PXEboot.
There didn't seem any recent documentation,
and much of the documentation there was seemed to me ambiguous,
or else it assumed knowledge I didn't have.
The PXEboot instructions in the Fedora-8 Installation Guide
seemed to me completely useless.
I wasn't convinced the person who wrote them
had ever actually tried what he was describing.

My client laptop, and the tftp server seemed to work perfectly -
it was after that, while actually trying to install Fedora-8,
that the problems arose.

Timothy Murphy

It is no small task to setup PXE booting on your network, it takes cooperation between the DHCP/BOOTP server, the TFTP server, and for Fedora a http or ftp server.

Cobbler can do all of this for you. I am no guru but I found that between google and the man pages I had sufficient info to get it configured. The command: cobbler check (just like that with the space from a terminal as root) is a good way to figure out what needs configured for proper operation. It makes life much easier if you let cobbler do the dhcp for you.


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