Configuring Fog Server To Deploy Linux Mint ISO



  • I’ve been trying to set up my fog server so that it can deploy a Linux Mint ISO to any computer. I use my server to capture and deploy images already, but with Linux Mint it would be much easier to just NIC boot my computers into the fog boot menu and deploy the ISO from there.

    If someone can point me in the right direction on how to set this up I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks for your time.


  • Moderator

    For ubuntu/kubuntu by @kmstory https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/10403/boot-iso-from-ipxe-menu/5 Note that you will need to place the ubuntu extracted images in /images/ubuntu on the fog server to access them via nfs. If you are using fog 1.3.0+ you can use the built in functions to build the ipxe boot menu.

    kernel nfs://${next-server}/images/xubuntu/casper/vmlinuz.efi
    initrd nfs://${next-server}/images/xubuntu/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi acpi=off root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${next-server}:/images/xubuntu locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=us mirror/country=US
    boot
    

  • Moderator

    Actually there is another thread that is discussing deploying a LM target OS at this moment. I think deploying it that way (as you would any target OS) would be a better solution.

    But in regards to pxe booting into the iso, since LM is akin to ubuntu there are instructions for that.


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