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For further information, take a look at the [[https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/netboot-assistant/blob/master/README|README]], [[https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/netboot-assistant/blob/master/README.preseed|README.preseed]] and the [[https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/netboot-assistant/blob/master/examples|example configuration samples]]. For further information, take a look at the [[https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/netboot-assistant/blob/master/README|README]], [[https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/netboot-assistant/blob/master/README.preseed|README.preseed]] and the [[https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/netboot-assistant/blob/master/examples|example configuration samples]]. In addition, some [[https://salsa.debian.org/andi/debian-lan-ansible|ansible playbooks]] that might be useful as inspiring examples are available.

Top level menu and some netboot installer menus. Bottom left shows the grub-efi boot menu.

di-netboot-assistant

The package di-netboot-assistant (PTS) provides a tool to simplify the preparation of files for TFTP net booting:

  • Downloads and extracts all the files needed and takes care of organizing them.
  • Prepares a top level menu, which allows one to choose from all installed netboot images.
  • Supports PXElinux and grub-efi.
  • Adds non-free firmware to the installer images easily.
  • Helps with preseeding the installer in order to set up systems completely automatically.

Audience:

  • Sysadmins, who need to configure network boot services to install machines (completely automatic, if preseeding is used) over the network.
  • Developers, who need to install new versions and distributions often.

For further information, take a look at the README, README.preseed and the example configuration samples. In addition, some ansible playbooks that might be useful as inspiring examples are available.

The list of supported netboot images contains many Debian releases as well as some derivatives.

Further Reading