This is a description on how to do an installation of debian-edu using netboot.

I have a mirror http://apt.bzzware.org/debian-edu/ which is used for the purposes Some of you may wonder why I needed to build another mirror. Therefor I've documented this on ?DebianEdu/HowTo/NetbootInstall/WhyAnotherMirror

TODO: ?DebianEdu/HowTo/NetbootInstall/MirrorSetup

Some of you may wonder why I needed to build another installer (initrd.gz). Therefor I've documented this on ?DebianEdu/HowTo/NetbootInstall/WhyAnotherInstaller. Later (for lenny) maybe we should be finished with these things before Debian releases, and maybe we dont need to build our own installer anymore...

TODO: ?DebianEdu/HowTo/NetbootInstall/InstallerSetup

You might use the [http://apt.bzzware.org/debian-edu/netboot/debian-installer/i386/linux kernel] and [http://apt.bzzware.org/debian-edu/netboot/debian-installer/i386/initrd.gz initrd] that I built

Select Language/country/keyboard as usual, and if your network already is running a dhcp-server, you can use that. When the installer asks which mirror to use, then select "enter manually", and use apt.bzzware.org as server name and /debian-edu as subfolder (or whatever it's called). Then continue the installation, by selecting profile, reformatting disks and set password as usual.

To warn you: the mirror is not on the fastest line (although slightlyfaster than the old), so please use a proxy if you want to do more than one installation. Also, there is no auto-update on the mirror, so you wont get the newest and latest udebs and debs. The mirror was last updated on 2007-12-29. I've only tested a main-server profile, please report any problems you find to debian-edu @ l.d.o