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Old 7th October 2008
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Originally Posted by nORKy View Post
Is it possible to use a complexe/script PXE boot to install a distro ??

- PXE boot.
- download a generic kernel, start on it.
- It show a user menu to select some installation type ("manager", "administrator", "...)
- You select one.
- Automatic download files (images disk ? packages ? ...) that match user choice
- Reboot. it's finish
Sure, just either
A> get init to run the installer menu, such as via an rc script
B> if you want to be really fancy, replace init with your installer and have the kernel compiled to use it in place of init.

The installer could be pretty darn simple, using the first method. The first method is likely a lot more practical. Just set it up in the image that the machines will be netbooting.
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