Re: [OxLUG] pxe boot and netinstall ubuntu

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Author: Gregory Matthews
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] pxe boot and netinstall ubuntu
seems debian jessie is also broken! installer cannot mount the root
partition... switching the booted kernel to the latest (from package) as
opposed to the one provided by the netinstall fixes that tho...

now have jessie laptop...


On 16/03/15 12:21, Gregory Matthews wrote:
> Seems netinstall of ubuntu is fundamentally broken. Anyone else seeing
> this?
> set up pxe boot config as normal boot into the installer but my
> experience of both 14.04 and 14.10 is that they fail at the kernel
> installation stage with:
> WARNING: The following packages cannot be authticated!
> ...linux-headers-*...
> E: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes
> quick google shows that other people are seeing this but no immediately
> understandable fix or workaround.
> That said, I'm not intimately familiar with the ubuntu installation
> system (we are a Red Hat shop) so "preseeding" and the like would
> require a bit more buy-in!
> time to install Debian or the latest Fedora I guess...

Greg Matthews        01235 778658
Scientific Computing Group Leader
Diamond Light Source Ltd. OXON UK

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