[ILUG] Question regarding Ubuntu netboot/installation
bbrelin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 13:45:22 GMT 2008
Got a link to any docs or procedures that might explain how to set that up?
On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - <
ompaul at eircom.net> wrote:
> Braun Brelin wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Fresh off my long e-mail thread about Ubuntu mass installation....
>> I'm now attempting to set up a server that will allow unattended network
>> installs of Ubuntu onto 500 + laptops.
>> Unfortunately, all of the instructions that I'm reading say that I need to
>> set up a bootp server
>> which requires me to know all of the MAC addresses ahead of time. Is
>> any sort of setup that
>> I can use which *doesn't* require me to know the MAC addresses ahead of
> you could use a
> dhcpserver to capture the mac addresses
> then use that to inform your bootp server
> (seems messy but might be worth the effort)
> or you could get 20 usb keys and hope the machines have nothing on the hard
> drive so they default to booting off the usb keys
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