How To Install over PXE+SMB (w/o NFS)

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How To Install over PXE+SMB (w/o NFS)

Postby patpat on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:02 pm

Get your PXE install running in 10 minutes.

1 ) Get Serva 2.1 (free) from here
http://vercot.com/~serva/download.html
2 ) Set Serva DHCP Settings (if you already have a working DHCP server remember setting Serva as proxyDHCP
remeber to check the BINL addon .
3 ) Set Serva TFTP Settings
4 ) close/restart Serva
5 ) create a directory under \NWA\ i.e. \NWA\Mint_14.1_Mate_32\
6 ) now copy all the content of linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-32bit.iso into \NWA\Mint_14.1_Mate_32\
7 ) create the file \NWA\Mint_14.1_Mate_32\ServaAsset.ini

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;-Serva v2.1 Non-Windows Asset Information File
;-Boot/Install:
;  Mint 14.1 Live
;-Tested on:
;  linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-32bit.iso
;-Require:
;  \NWA_PXE\ offered as MS share NWA_PXE_SHARE user=serva password=avres
;-Notes:
;  When installed on a real PC there are not passwords asked
;  When installed on VMware a password is first asked (text mode); just hit enter
[PXESERVA_MENU_ENTRY]
asset    = Mint 14.1 Live
platform = x86
kernel   = NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/vmlinuz
append   = showmounts toram root=/dev/cifs initrd=NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/initrd.lz boot=casper netboot=cifs nfsroot=//$IP_BSRV$/NWA_PXE_SHARE/$HEAD_DIR$ NFSOPTS=-ouser=serva,pass=avres,ro ip=bootp ro


8 ) now create a MS Share where \NWA_PXE\ is offered as NWA_PXE_SHARE with i.e. user=serva password=avres

9 ) close/restart Serva

10 ) Boot your client

that's it...

For more detailed instructions see this Serva Application Note
http://vercot.com/~serva/an/NonWindowsPXE3.html
chapter 3.4 Mint

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