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Install Ubuntu Linux over the Internet with the help of a Mac
Authored by: elmimmo on May 06, '10 01:35:30PM

Regarding 2, please remember this is not a service by expert professionals. I do acknowledge in the hint itself that dhcp is probably not needed, but that is how I managed to do it, cleanly and easily, after spending more time than I would have wanted googling about how to use my Mac to serve a netboot image. For me, it served the purpose so was good enough.

I encourage you to append here how to configure bootp instead of pointless bashing (someone might have learnt something with my hint, nobody learnt anything with your comment).

TFTPServer is not an equivalent to anything in the OS, since it is not a server at all, but an UI for the server that comes with OS X, and an easy one. I leave the guide of how to use the command-line tool to you. Learning that was not my interest at all.

Regarding 3, yeah, I am sure changing the tile "Use Mac OS X to serve a netboot image" will bring the attention of the average Joe (i.e. my own profile) that wants to do just what I did and has only a Mac at reach. Yep, the hint is more specific than could be. I learnt how to do it with OS X by reading guides specific to other OSs.

All the contrary, I think that making the hint's text more universal abstracts it in a way that makes it more difficult to understand and more difficult to come up in search results of non-technical persons.

Edited on May 06, '10 01:38:23PM by elmimmo

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Install Ubuntu Linux over the Internet with the help of a Mac
Authored by: Anonymous on May 10, '10 06:48:26PM

I guess I was under the impression that people come to this site to learn. Evidently what they want is the answer to "What button do I push?"


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