I'm running a NFS, DHCP and TFTP server providing network boot/installation functionality.
The setup should serve as a "Multiboot Server for multiple distros" as described in this tutorial.
The steps to include any distro are basically
- 1. Download ISO-file
2. Mount ISO-file and copy its content to designated directory in NFS server
3. Adapt the PXE config-files to load kernel (vmlinuz) and initrd accordingly
This approach worked well for Clonezilla, Desinfec't and Debian Wheezy.
Searching the web for a working config to boot/install LMDE I came across with different configs, e.g. this one
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LABEL Linux Mint Debian Edition
APPEND boot=live netboot=nfs nfsroot=<IP NFS Server>:</path/to/extracted/ISO>/lmde initrd=<path/to/initrd/file>/initrd.lz nosplash --
There are different configs using APPEND-parameter boot=casper.
But with this parameter, the boot process stops with a kernel panic.
Using APPEND-parameter boot=live instead, the boot process ends up in the step when files should be loaded from the NFS server.
However this fails with "Network connection error".
My suspicion is, that the interface is not up.
But I don't know how this could be fixed.
There may be an issue with a script called from initrd.lz.
Is there anybody who has a working PXE network boot/install setup for LMDE?