PXE Booting Ubuntu from WDS (Windows Deployment Solutions)

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Feb 3 05:50:49 UTC 2010

On 02/02/2010 09:19 PM, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> <snipped>
> Other than that: 
> <http://www.google.com/search?complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2Bpxe&btnG=Search>
> <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PXEInstallMultiDistro>
> Thank you for some new links, I have my PXE working, it boots Linux,
> Windows and freedos.
> The problem I am faced with presently is that the only way the Ubuntu
> installer runs - is in text mode. So to minimize the stress that get
> bestowed on me by the staff I have configured it with kickstart to
> automatically install for now. Because we have close to 1000 requests
> a month for dual boot systems, I actually need the installer to
> install in graphic mode so that the staff can edit the partition
> setup accordingly with ease...
> Now I have some idea of where to start, It is just not very clear
> right now. I need to figure out what the parameters are that I must
> pass to the default install kernel... The problem is that the Ubuntu
> Kernel doesn't support all the options that other kernels do... Does
> anyone here know what all the parameters are that the default install
> kernel for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic will support? Any ideas?

At this point you might want to consider professional support from


I'm sure that with advise from other list users with pxe knowledge you
may be able to cobble a workable solution. But given your requirements &
environment, it may be better to check with the Canonical side of the house.

Good luck in your endeavors & whatever path you choose please post back
with the update.

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