Category Archives: WiFi/Netboot

Ubuntu/Debian Installer: Overriding preseed values using boot kernel parameters

When using a pressed file there’s a vicious circle if you also want to pass boot parameters: Because you pass the preseed path using boot parameters (e.g. url=http://path/to/preseed.cfg) the installer has to interpret the boot parameters first and can then … Continue reading

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How to turn a PXE-incapable into a PXE booting computer for under €4.00

I wanted to start a computer using PXE which was not capable booting over the network (PXE). This computer also could not boot USB so my only alternatives were: Put the PXE loader on a floppy and booting that — … Continue reading

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Install ubuntu on a headless system using PXE and SSH (NetworkConsole)

For installing ubuntu on server machines I had to open the cases for mouting a graphic card for the installation process. I did not want to sit at the server machine for the whole installation process so I searched for … Continue reading

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Slitaz on NFS root

Slitaz won’t work out of the box on a NFS root, two problems have to been fixed: Kernel udhcp default script Kernel Recompile the kernel (as described here): call “tazpkg get-install linux-source”, this will install get-linux-source and all the kernel … Continue reading

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How to setup WiFi boot on the S100

The easiest way to get it work is to download the gziped DOM image from https://sourceforge.net/projects/s100-wifi-boot/files/ and streaming it on the DOM by using dd (disc dump). Now mount the first partition on the DOM and edit the syslinux.cfg on … Continue reading

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access ubuntu’s nfs rootfs using a WiFi connection

How to get an ubuntu booting from an NFS share accessible only by a WiFi/WLAN adapter? You have to modify the initialramfs: include the WiFi module initialize the adapter (essid, key, type of encryption) request a DHCP lease Because ubuntu … Continue reading

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PXE boot using WiFi

Is it possible to boot a linux distro via a PXE using a WiFi adapter? Yes and no, yes because this is really working and no because you need something installed on the machine that initializes the WiFi adapter, sets … Continue reading

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