Ubuntu Install Assistance

LastMaster
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Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby LastMaster » 23 Aug 2013, 19:50

I feel completely dense when it comes to setting up ERPXE. I feel I could successfully follow the videos that are available on youtube. But I want to set this up with Ubuntu 12.04 so that I could get a fog server running as well.

First things first, I want to take this one step at a time.

I feel as though the Ubuntu installation instructions aren't detailed enough.

TFTP

I know the TFTP server installed properly. But "chkconfig tftpd-hpa on" does not return a proper response. It gives me.

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/sbin/insserv: No such file or directory


If I run "start tftpd-hpa", it returns...

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start: Job is already running: tftpd-hpa


I then edited /etc/default/tftpd-hpa to say...

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TFTP_USERNAME="tftp"
TFTP_DIRECTORY="/tftpboot/"
TFTP_ADDRESS="0.0.0.0:69"
TFTP_OPTIONS="-m /tftpboot/er.remap -vvvvv -s"


HTTP Support

"sudo apt-get install apache2" completed successfully

"chkconfig apache2" on does not return anything

"ln -s /tftpboot/er/shares/http /var/www/er" completes successfully.

NFS Support

"apt-get install nfs-kernel-server" completed successfully

"chkconfig nfs-kernel-server on" does not return anything
"cat /tftpboot/doc/setup/exports > /etc/exports" completes succesfully

SAMBA

"sudo apt-get install samba" completed successfully.

However I cannot run "chkconfig samba on" it returns "samba: uknown service"

"cat /tftpboot/doc/setup/smb.conf > /etc/samba/smb.conf" completed successfully.

"smbpasswd -a erpxe" returns "Failed to add entry for user erpxe."

"smbpasswd -a root" completes successfully.

DHCP Configuration

I am also getting stuck here. I don't have enough networking experience to truly know how to set this up on my own. Our current DHCP server is a shitty Netgear modem/router combo. Would I have to have a DD-WRT device on our network doing the DHCP or maybe a Windows server running DHCP? What can I do with my current network configuration to get my ERPXE server running?

Any recommendations would be highly appreciated. I have an old Asus server blade running a P4, 2gb ddr2, and 2 WD 1TB Green drives in raid 1 at my disposal to setup any which way. I would like to get ERPXE at the very least operational. But FOG is a huge plus.

This is turning out to be a challenge for me. :oops:
RaveMaker
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby RaveMaker » 23 Aug 2013, 21:53

First of all you need a DHCP server with PXE capabilities or using Dnsmasq to add PXE options to your current router.
You can use DD-WRT or a Linux/Windows DHCP Server, they all support PXE.

As for ERPXE on Ubuntu installation I've updated the manual to use update-rc.d instead of chkconfig and updated a few commands:
http://erpxe.org/Ubuntu_installation_instructions
LastMaster
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby LastMaster » 26 Aug 2013, 18:15

Could I install DNSMasq on my Ubuntu desktop install?
RaveMaker
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby RaveMaker » 26 Aug 2013, 18:26

Dnsmasq can be installed on any computer in the local network,
it supports Ubuntu and a variety of Linux Distros out-of-the-box.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Dnsmasq
LastMaster
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby LastMaster » 26 Aug 2013, 18:29

Looks good, one last question, if i'm using dnsmasq, I'm assuming I would want to turn off the DHCP on the router itself correct?
RaveMaker
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby RaveMaker » 26 Aug 2013, 19:01

I would recommend using DHCPd - we have supplied a sample config file in ERPXE under:

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tftpboot/er/doc/setup/dhcpd


If you want to use your Router DHCP and add PXE settings then you can ADD Dnsmasq to your network.
You can also use Dnsmasq as your primary DHCP server - turning off the Router DHCP service.
guterkerl
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby guterkerl » 20 Sep 2013, 07:14

Hi admin sorry to hijack this thread but it is related to Ubuntu installation

On the HTTPD install the second line notes

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cp /tftpboot/doc/setup/erpxe-httpd.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/


I tried to download previous versions but I could not find the erpxe-httpd.conf file. Am I missing something?

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root@erpxe:~# ls tftpboot/doc/setup/
dhcpd.conf  exports  ifcfg-eth0  setlinks.sh  smb.conf  tftp


Also adding samba user erpxe has issues too. You have to add a local user first before adding the samba user

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sudo useradd erpxe --shell /bin/false
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby commguy » 20 Sep 2013, 18:51

I ran into the same issue while working on something else. You can expect the change in the next release but here is the code admin gave me that works

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# place this file under "/etc/httpd/conf.d/"

<Directory "/tftpboot/er/shares/">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
</Directory>

AliasMatch (?i)^/er(.*) /tftpboot/er/shares$1


this is a replacement for the code

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    ln -s /tftpboot/er/shares /var/www/er


either should work with Ubuntu
LastMaster
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby LastMaster » 26 Dec 2013, 22:36

I ended up being able to do everything successfully i presume. I also ended up getting a DDWRT router. I get as far as it loading the command.

Loading 192.168.1.70:pxelinux.0 ...._ and it just stays loading there.

This is via a virtual box.

When I try an actual pc, it gives me a TFTP timeout.

I'm assuming that something with the TFTP configuration isn't setup properly.

Any ideas?
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Re: Ubuntu Install Assistance

Postby RaveMaker » 03 Jan 2014, 09:00

Check the permissions of your tftpboot folder
How did you configure your DD-WRT router?

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