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Tutorials/PXEBoot

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This page describes how to boot from the network with your linutop.

Contents

The easy way: from your linutop

  • plug a second USB key in your linutop
  • download the installation script and save it on the Desktop (done by default with firefox)
  • start a terminal (Applications -> System -> Terminal)
  • run the following command:
 sudo bash Desktop/lusm-pxe
  • reboot on your new key

The hard and long way

Get a rom

You'll to need to get an iso image containing the boot image:

  • follow this link
  • find the CONFIG_PCI_DIRECT line and check the box
  • go to the bottom of the page to click on the Get ROM button
  • save the file

Install the USB key

Pre-requisite: have syslinux and mtools installed

  • format the first partition of your USB key to fat16
  • mount your USB key
  • mount the .iso file you've just downloaded:
 mount -o loop the.iso /the/mount/point
  • copy the content of the mounted iso to the root of the USB key
  • rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg
  • umount everything
  • run syslinux on the USB key:
 syslinux /dev/sda1 # assuming that /dev/sda1 is the first partition of your USB key

Boot your Linutop

...with your new USB key.