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Serva - free home PXE server #5283133 12/02/19 04:17 PM
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Just an FYI for folks that perhaps install a lot of OS's at home, there's a free utility that's basically a drop-in PXE boot server that you can serve up basically any OS from.

Here's the Linux section of their website with some example configs:
https://www.vercot.com/~serva/an/NonWindowsPXE3.html

I have it running in a VM on my Mac Pro to serve up a few Linux flavours for install. It's pretty easy to get going and it's a lot faster than using DVD's and easier than USB sticks which can be hard to boot on some systems.


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Re: Serva - free home PXE server [Re: OVERKILL] #5283142 12/02/19 04:25 PM
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I haven't played with *nix in a while but this looks interesting. Perhaps, will give FreeBSD a try, time allowing.

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Re: Serva - free home PXE server [Re: OVERKILL] #5283214 12/02/19 05:37 PM
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A few pics of what it looks like booting on an old ACER AMD rig (Athlon 64):

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Re: Serva - free home PXE server [Re: OVERKILL] #5283701 12/03/19 08:05 AM
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This is pretty interesting. I get tired of mucking around with SCCM. It's so bloated.


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Re: Serva - free home PXE server [Re: Brons2] #5284663 12/04/19 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Brons2
This is pretty interesting. I get tired of mucking around with SCCM. It's so bloated.


Yep, exactly! This is insanely lightweight and pretty easy to configure. I use SCCM at work, but for tossing rigs on the bench and loading an OS? This is WAY more convenient.


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