Configuring your DHCP server for iPXE booting

NOTE: This is Part 5 in a series on booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk. View all of the sections here. Previously we setup a iSCSI target (server) and installed Ubuntu to the iSCSI disk. We also setup iPXE on the server, but we need to configure dnsmasq to route the client correctly. In my previous post I walked…

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Install & Configure Ubuntu to boot from an iSCSI disk

NOTE: This is Part 3 in a series on booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk. We have previously created an iSCSI disk and connected to it from the Ubuntu Live installation CD. View all of the sections here. Many of the commands in this post were taken from http://etherboot.org/wiki/sanboot/ubuntu_iscsi. If you’re following along with the series, you are…

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Initiating a connection to an iSCSI disk in Ubuntu

NOTE: This is Part 2 in a series on booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk. In the previous section, we setup an iSCSI target (a.k.a. server) which is sharing a blank iSCSI disk on the network. View all of the sections here. Once again, the bulk of this post was unabashedly “borrowed” from howtoforge.com The instructions in this…

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Setup an Ubuntu iSCSI target (server)

NOTE: This is Part 1 in a series on booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk. View all of the sections here. The bulk of the instructions in this post were unabashedly “borrowed” from howtoforge.com. The first thing we need in our quest to boot Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk is an iSCSI target disk. This is a…

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PXE Booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI drive

The Plan This will serve as a guide to booting Ubuntu (XBMCbuntu in my case) from an iSCSI drive.   The Result The boot process for my XBMCbuntu machine follows these steps: The BIOS is configured to PXE boot. The PXE boot process launches iPXE (formerly gPXE). iPXE connects to the iSCSI drive and launches GRUB which is…

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Configuring Untangle for Xbox Live

Recently I replaced my home router with an untangle box. Untangle is a Linux server that replaces my home router with an enterprise-grade UTM system. After I had completed setup of my untangle server, I sat down to relax on my Xbox 360 and was greeted with this message: Your NAT type is set to…

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Multitouch in Ubuntu via ginn

Preamble… I recently purchased a 2011 Macbook Pro. Not long after, I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty which came with a shiny new Unity desktop. I quickly noticed that while Unity supported my multitouch trackpad out of the box (Kudos Ubuntu team!), there was no way (at least that I could find) to configure the gestures…

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