Setting Up A PXE Install Server On Ubuntu 9.10 - Page 2
3. Inital Server Configuation Setup
After the computer restarts, log in with the user (pxe) you created during installation.
We now need to set the password for the root account, open up terminal and type:
and give root a password. (vadmin)
Now check you have the best update repository setup.
System --> Administration --> Software Sources
Use the drop down list and select Other.
Then click Select Best Server.
It will then test which server is best for you to use.
Let update manager install updates or run in terminal:
sudo apt-get update
Restart your system:
If you have more than one ethernet port you will need to edit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules to ensure our network interfaces match the labels on the system
First check if your network connections are as you expected:
If they are not as expected then:
sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
Switch NAME="eth1" to eth0 and vise versa.
Restart your system:
4. Setting Up A Static IP Address
Newer versions of Ubuntu use an application called network-manager to manage network connections, which works great with desktops and laptops, but not so well for servers, so we are going to remove network-manager.
sudo apt-get remove network-manager
Now let's set up the static IP addresses:
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
Enter the following information in the text file, eth0 will be our Internet connection and eth1 will be our client connection:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address [your.static.ip] netmask [your.net.mask] network [your.network] broadcast [your.broadcast.addy] gateway [your.gateway] auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address [your.static.ip] netmask [your.net.mask] network [your.network] broadcast [your.broadcast.addy]
Here is a example:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.4 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 gateway 192.168.1.1 auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 192.168.2.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.2.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 # gateway 192.168.2.1 leave out otherwise your internet connection wont work
Then save this file and restart your networking settings.
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
You can confirm your ip address is set by typing the following after your networking has restarted.