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Install Ubuntu via Network

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So heres the scoop. The CD burner on my work machine is pooched and I need to reinstall ubuntu server on another machine.

I know I can install Ubuntu using PXE, but our IT Security director is not willing to make the necessary changes to DHCP to make this work.

Is there a way to boot to the network via USB and install Ubuntu?

I know I could probably use unetbootin (awesome program by the way) but I feel the network install would be a lot faster.


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There is something called MinInstall (or something) Disc. It is used to boot a computer in busybox and install Ubuntu either directly via apt or a local source on the network. The Disc image is only 10 mb. You can UNetbootin any USB (16mb) and install everthing else from internet.

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