Hi, I am having a situation where I can not use a CD or PxE boot or wubi to install.I need to necessarily do an http install of Ubuntu.I am basically trying to create a guest OS in a virtualization setup on Xen on a non VT hardware.On a non VT hardware the virt-manager does not allow to install from local ISO or PXE even the only option is via a URL on http://
Here is what I did
3) renamed it to ubuntu.iso
and when I reached a stage where installation begins I gave path http://localhost/ubuntu.iso but I got an error any installable distribution not found.
4) After this I did
and this time during the installation I gave path http://localhost/sk I was able to see the contents in browser http://localhost/sk which you will see in a normal CD. But beginning installation I got same error
So I want to just confirm if http install is done only this way or some other way because the installation is not proceeding.
asked 08 Mar '11, 04:28
Ok.... so then what about doing an apt-cache server or using AptonCD?
apt-cache server http://www.ubuntugeek.com/tag/apt-cache-server-setup-ubuntu
If it MUST be over HTTP, this should work either naturally or you can tunnel through http if need be.
answered 10 Mar '11, 16:01
If you just need to create an ISO image from your local directory the easiest way to do this is by a following command:
To see the content of your new ISO image, you can mount it to any directory within your local filesystem:
Next we can try burn an ISO image with cdrecord. First retrieve and base name of your burning device with wodim:
To burn an ISO image use a block device's base name retrieved earlier in combination with a location of your iso image:
To burn ISO image directly from FTP source: Note: High speed internet access is recommended
Furthermore, cdrecord does not have any problem with burning your local data on a remote machine over the encrypted ssh tunnel:
answered 08 Mar '11, 17:16