Install Linux (MultiDist) via PXE (The Easy Way)

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by MTvermoes, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. MTvermoes

    MTvermoes New Member

    This script will download netboot images for major linux distributions and make a menu for PXE Booting in your tftpboot dir.

    Current Distributions :
    • Arch
    • CentOS
    • Debian (stable,unstable and testing)
    • Fedora
    • Mandriva
    • Slackware
    • Suse
    • Ubuntu (stable and testing)
    • Hardware Detection Tool included

    Requirements : sed and lftp in your path.

    1. Download attachment to this post.
    2. unpack attachment :
    tar xvzf pxeinstaller2.tar.gz
    3. edit config options in top of script :
    4. Run Script :
    5. Boot network client via PXE
    6. Install your favorite Linux dist :D

    To redownload any of the installers : just delete its subdir.

    Arch Linux is supported...Package available by request, it is too big to attach here.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
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  2. HarshReality

    HarshReality New Member

    While I realise this is an old thread.. could anybody update this script to aquire the x32 as well as the x64 network installs? Id be grateful..

    OK, Id like to amend my request..

    Install for x86, x64.

    **Updated: Script seems to error out on syslinux extraction via tar. When I do so manually and try to boot to it its all screwed up :/ Guess this is long since abandoned.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  3. Nexusguy59

    Nexusguy59 New Member

    Is there an updated script for this? I just ran this on my CentOS 2 Box and it failed and gave me errors....I would suspect because the mirrors are no longer there....Thanks in Advance
  4. clamytoe

    clamytoe New Member

    Since this is such an old post, I don't expect any replies, but I've updated the script. I haven't tested it yet, but if anyone is interested in trying it out, just let me know and I'll uploaded somewhere.

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