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3                 <title>Boot Ubuntu over Network</title>
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7                         <h1>Boot Ubuntu over Network!!!</h1>
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12                 <p><h3>Objective</h3> We want to provide ability to boot and/or install
13                         any version of Ubuntu over Internet with single and small (56Kb) image
14                         of gpxe from the closest Ubuntu mirror.
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17                 <p><h3>How to use it?</h3>
18                 <ol>
19                         <li><a href="gpxe_images/">Download</a> the gpxe image as per your need. (gpxe.dsk, gpxe.usb, gpxe.iso). </li>
20                         <li>Put the downloaded image on floppy, USB or CDROM. <br/> 
21                                 Please read <a href="http://boot.kernel.org/index.html#howtouse">How to use gpxe</a>
22                                 section in <a href="http://boot.kernel.org/">boot.kernel.org(BKO)</a> for more details.</li>
23                         <li>Boot from the mediam above.</li>
24                         <li>Select the best mirror for you.</li>
25                         <li>Select the version of Ubuntu to boot.</li>
26                         <li>Boot the system.</li>
27                 </ol>
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29                         <p>
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34                 <p><h3>Downloads</h3>Download the gpxe images from <a href="gpxe_images/">here</a>.
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36                 <p><h4>Selecting Best Mirror</h4>
37                         <b>Automatic mirror selection</b> should help you by presenting mirrors only from your country.
38                         Mostly the closest mirror should be best for you,  but if closest mirror does not have good bandwidth
39                         then it is better to go for higher bandwidth mirror instead of closest.  Feel free to use
40                         <b>Manual Mirror selection</b> if you want to play around.
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43                 </p><h3>Codebase</h3>
44                         You can find the git repository of this code 
45                         <a href="http://git.etherboot.org/?p=people/pravin/UbuntuNet.git;a=summary">here</a>.
46                 <p>
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48                 <p><h3>Future Work</h3>
49                         <ul>
50                                 <li><b>ISCSI Support</b>: Booting over ISCSI is 3 times faster than HTTP.
51                                         But for global ISCSI booting, we need support from ubuntu mirrors for providing
52                                         ISCSI access.</li>
53                                 <li><b>BKO Integration</b>: Integrate Ubuntu mirror selection into <a href="http://boot.kernel.org/">boot.kernel.org</a>.</li>
54                         </ul>
55                 </p>
56
57                 <p>If you find any bug or have any question, then feel free to mail me on id <i>shindepravin</i> [at] <i>gmail</i>[dot]<i>com</i>.
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