Saturday, July 7, 2012

PXE server with clonezilla

Server IP: xxxx.xxx.xxx.xxx located on Proxmox 103
How to use:
1.        On the client PC, Enable Boot rom on Bios and select it as the first boot priority.
2.       Since the server is on the .60/.70 network, connect the lan cable of your client pc on the said network.
3.       Select your OS of your choice.
Install Fedora 8
1.        On the PXE server menu, choose “Install or upgrade a Fedora 8 Operating System”
2.       Select English as the Language.
3.       Select US as the type of Keyboard
4.       On the “Installation method” select “HTTP”.
5.       Choose DHCP on the TCP/IP
6.       Input “192.168.70.234” on the Web site name.
7.       Input “f8_i386” on the “Fedora Directory”.
8.       Continue on the installation.
Install Centos 6
1.        On the PXE server menu, choose “Install or upgrade a Centos 6 x86_64 Operating System”
2.       Select English as the Language.
3.       Select US as the type of Keyboard
4.       On the “Installation method” select “URL”.
5.       Choose DHCP on the TCP/IP
6.       Input “192.168.70.234” on the Web site name.
7.       Input “centos6_x86_64” on the “Fedora Directory”.
8.       Continue on the installation.







How to use clonezilla.
A.       Set your PC as an image:
1.        On the PXE server menu, choose “Clonezilla Live “Ramdisk”)
2.       Choose “English” as language.
3.       The select “Don’t touch Keymap”
4.       Select “Start _Clonezilla Start CloneZilla”
5.       The choose “device-image work with disks or partitions using images”
6.       For easy use, select the “Use ssh server”
7.       Then input the server’s IP address (192.168.70.234)
8.       Select the default ssh port “22”.
9.       Select the default user “root”.
10.   The select the default Clonezilla image directory “/home/partimag”.
11.   Enter the server password (callbox).
12.   Select Beginner Beginner mode: Accept the default options.
13.   On the Clonezilla select mode, choose “savedisk  save local disk as an image
14.   Then input your selected filename for the image.
15.   Select the desired drive to clone.
16.   Just skip all the checking /repairing source file system.


B.       Restore an image to your client PC:
1.        On the PXE server menu, choose “Clonezilla Live “Ramdisk”)
2.        Choose “English” as language.
3.       The select “Don’t touch Keymap”
4.       Select “Start _Clonezilla Start CloneZilla”
5.       The choose “device-image work with disks or partitions using images”
6.       For easy use, select the “Use ssh server”
7.       Then input the server’s IP address (192.168.70.234)
8.       Select the default ssh port “22”.
9.       Select the default user “root”.
10.   The select the default Clonezilla image directory “/home/partimag”.
11.   Enter the server password (callbox).
12.   Select Beginner Beginner mode: Accept the default options.
13.   Choose “Restoredisk  Restore an image to local disk”
14.   Then select the image file on the saved image list.
15.   Select the desired drive to clone.
16.   Just skip all the checking /repairing source file system.



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