How to Install Ubuntu via PXE Server Using Local DVD Sources

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Matei Cezar

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9 Responses

  1. Amardeep says:

    After this it would be great if we can setup unattended installation (no manual input required). What would be the steps for that?

  2. hurelhuyag says:

    ubuntu 18.04 has no filesystem.squashfs. iso is different. Is there anyone know how to boot 18.04?

  3. Fireworks says:

    Great article although if you want to install Ubuntu desktop you will be needed:

    1. Find netboot files/folders for your distro and then create folder under “install” called “netboot” which is mentioned in article.

    2. Play with directory names, which is in my case called as “ubuntu_i” instead of “ubuntu_installer” and the same with “boot_screen

  4. bhupendra says:

    I want to install ubuntu Desktop via PXE . can i do this.

  5. Hitendra says:

    Hello Sir,

    I am using your tutorial to made a pxe server but I found something really confusing as you download the server ISO and mount the desktop ISO how these possible,I am bit confuse about it, please provide me the solution for these.

  6. Iulian Murgulet says:

    Hi/Salut Matei,

    You are over reacting. I want to say that is very important to write from the beginning what are minimal conditions to use this setup. And I think first at the blocking conditions (like PXE bugs, BIOS bugs

    Also it would be very useful for your readers (me included here), to show some use case like this: this tutorial can be use if you have a lab network when you need to install/reinstall for many times the ubuntu OS.

    And the last thing, if I want to install a new Ubuntu OS, I use Clonezilla or Urbackup who are faster and simple compared with PXE.

    Have a nice day!

  7. Matei Cezar says:

    If PXE installation has no use to you, than don’t use it. Install Ubuntu via classical method. Simply as that!

  8. Iulian says:


    Why I should install Ubuntu/whatever via PXE? And if my host can not use PXE (some mother boards have bugs related with pxe). And if I already have a dhcp in use ? I am sure that you need to put this observations on the required things.

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