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How do I do a network based installation from naomi?

naomi is configured to offer a Debian Lenny installer via the network (via tftp) in our XO/Bandcon location (see steps to do this in Telehouse).

If you would like to use it, follow these steps:

  • Login to naomi as root.
  • Run /root/bin/enable-pxe-netboot
  • Plug a network cable into naomi's eth2 port
  • Plug this cable into the nic of the server you want to install debian on.
  • Configure the target server to boot from the network device
  • You should be all set. Note: when the debian installer begins, you can unplug the network cable, and plug in a cable connecting the server to the real network for the completion of the installation.
  • Lastly, run /root/bin/disable-pxe-netboot on naomi.