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    Slax booting from PXE Menu (Linux Live with NTFS and Network support)

    After playing around for a while trying to get this to work i finally cracked it and have managed to repeat the process on another FOG Server, so here are my instructions on how to boot Slax from your FOG Server through PXE.

    Slax from FOG (PXE Grub Menu) - Blog.Arcath.Net

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    ubuntu 9.4 default install
    in /var/www don't have a html folder,
    the fog folder is just there. when I try and drop the slax folder there I get permission denied. but am logged in with the 1st user account. ?
    Last edited by browolf; 6th November 2009 at 01:33 PM.

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    Either need to log in as Root or do a su command via terminal.

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    Yeah i had to su in fedora should have mentioned that

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    hmm it just doesnt do anything from the fog boot menu. is there a log file somewhere that can help me?

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    What do you get when you go to http://FOGSERVER/slax

    what does `ls -l /tfptboot/` output?

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    Index of /slax

    Name Last modified Size Description
    Parent Directory -
    GNU_GPL 09-Mar-2007 12:02 18K
    LICENSE 09-Mar-2007 12:02 459
    base/ 05-Aug-2009 01:21 -
    changelog.txt 29-Jul-2009 18:18 34K
    cheatcodes.txt 27-Aug-2008 18:44 4.7K
    livecd.sgn 05-Aug-2009 01:20 437
    make_iso.bat 05-Aug-2009 01:20 658
    make_iso.sh 05-Aug-2009 01:20 932
    modules/ 05-Aug-2009 01:20 -
    optional/ 05-Aug-2009 01:20 -
    requirements.txt 03-May-2007 21:29 959
    rootcopy/ 05-Aug-2009 01:20 -
    slaxsave.zip 28-Jul-2009 06:18 21K
    tools/ 05-Aug-2009 01:20 -
    Apache/2.2.11 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.6-3ubuntu4.2 with Suhosin-Patch Server at 192.168.x.x Port 80

    ste@ubuntu:~$ ls -l /tftpboot/
    total 180
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 fog root 618 2009-06-29 21:59 boot.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 ste ste 654 2009-06-29 21:59 boot.txt~
    drwxrwxrwx 6 fog root 4096 2009-11-05 23:48 fog
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 fog root 15710 2005-08-20 02:16 pxelinux.0
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2009-12-14 22:39 pxelinux.cfg
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2005-08-20 02:16 tftpboot
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 fog root 140580 2005-08-20 02:16 vesamenu.c32

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    ls -l /tfptboot/fog
    ?

    you should get:

    -rwxrwxrwx 1 fog root 8435 2008-12-05 13:41 bg.png
    drwxr-xr-x 6 edit edit 4096 2008-08-27 21:45 boot
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2008-12-05 13:41 images
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2008-12-05 13:41 kernel
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2008-12-05 13:41 memtest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    ls -l /tfptboot/fog
    ?

    you should get:

    -rwxrwxrwx 1 fog root 8435 2008-12-05 13:41 bg.png
    drwxr-xr-x 6 edit edit 4096 2008-08-27 21:45 boot
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2008-12-05 13:41 images
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2008-12-05 13:41 kernel
    drwxrwxrwx 2 fog root 4096 2008-12-05 13:41 memtest
    ooh ooh i found the problem!
    I had the boot folder inside a slax folder in here.
    Moved it out and it works. woot. thx.

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    There is now a more upto date version of the article on my new blog at Arcath.net :: Slax from FOGs PXE Menu.



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