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Mar 30, 2017 - 1 minute read


Howto netboot a computer to do a network install of Ubuntu. A screen and keyboard will still be needed for this unless you setup a preseed file

Setting up tftp server:

apt-get install tftpd-hpa 

Download the latest netboot.tar.gz image from and untar to /var/lib/tftpboot/netboot-17.10/

dnsmasq configuration


Where is the IP address of the tftp server This will give the computer with the mac address of 12:34:56:78:ab:cd and IP address of and set the tag to pxe. Any host with a tag of pxe will be given the parameters specified on the following line