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    Hai,friends
    i like to know the steps for booting linux over network for installation.
    and what are things required for this purpose

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    If you are going to netinstall redhat/fedora/centos machines,
    cobbler is handy for provisioning.
    https://fedorahosted.org/cobbler/wiki/UserDocs

    The client machines need to have a PXE enabled NIC.
    Last edited by Irithori; 11-27-2009 at 06:56 AM.

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    Without cobbler, you have to do it manually.
    Things you need:
    - a client machine with a PXE enabled NIC
    - a DHCP server with PXE extensions, correctly configured
    - a TFTP server with at least one boot image
    - lots of fiddling around

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    But perhaps I am on the wrong track.

    If you just want to install one machine manually,
    then you need a netinstall ISO of your chosen linux distribution.

    It will behave almost like a "normal" install from CD/DVD, but get the packages from public repositories.

    For example, fedora's netinstall ISO is called Fedora-12-i386-netinst.iso
    You can get it on one of the mirrors:
    http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist

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