Installing Kubuntu over LAN (again)

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Thu Feb 21 17:27:34 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 20 February 2008 10:47:04 pm Yosvany Estévez Orozco wrote:
> Hello dear friends, a few days ago I've posted a mail asking for some help
> within LAN installation. An answer (from Andrew Jarrett) shows me how to do
> something very close to what I need but from a system running Linux
> already. I have a little network under my care running Windows XP (with a
> server running a fully functional Windows Server 2003 Enterprise bla
> bla...) so I can use the server to do whatever I need (i.e. using
> BOOTP+TFTP to boot remotely or something like that) but I don't know how to
> do it. I want to change all the workstations to use kubuntu (I already have
> a repo for 7.04) but some WS do not have CD drive (or it is out of order).
> All my WS have onboard LAN with PXE so I guess installing from LAN is my
> best choice. I've tried knoppix and using Knoppix CD Terminal Services,
> I've installed a couple of WS with no problems, I wonder if the same (or
> alike) thing is available from a Kubuntu 7.04 distro.
> How can I use Terminal Services in Kubuntu for installing remotely my other
> machines?
> (Remember I have windows and we can (must) approach it, don't be scared
> about it, this is just once and for a good purpose ;) )
> P.D. Andrew Jarrett, I will use to read/write in English, there is no
> another option, Thanks for your answer!!!
> Joven Club de Computacion Jaimanitas

Can they boot off the USB port?  If so you could, if I'm not mistaken, setup a 
Kubuntu network install to start off of that.  I'll have to go back to the 
web site to check out how, because its been a while, but I believe its 

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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