Remote Installation Services using Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) BIOS enabled computers is good way to deploy large pool of servers and workstations
Since PXE is an environment to bootstrap computers using a network interface card independently of available hard disks and/or installed operating systems, you can use the same for installing various Linux distributions.
Our friend Falko has posted a detailed how to that explains how to set up a PXE install server with Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft).
From the article:
A PXE install server allows your client computers to boot and install a Linux distribution over the network, without the need of burning Linux iso images onto a CD/DVD, boot floppy images, etc. This is handy if your client computers don't have CD or floppy drives, or if you want to set up multiple computers at the same time (e.g. in a large enterprise), or simply because you want to save the money for the CDs/DVDs. In this article I show how to configure a PXE server that allows you to boot multiple distributions: Ubuntu Edgy/Dapper, Debian Etch/Sarge, Fedora Core 6, CentOS 4.4, OpenSuSE 10.2, and Mandriva 2007.
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