Installing Zorin Os Over PXE from Windows

Hey guys. Was wondering if it is possible to install linux over a program like serva. I got it set up to install windows. Did exactly the same with Linux but it does not see my share in windows and when booting my other pc from his PXE rom.

I need to test linux on this old I5 as eventually she will be used for an FTP server to backup my websites but I need to test Linux to see how well she will run under some pressure.

Linux has been running the internet for decades. The Root DNS servers are running Linux as well as many of your hosting sites, Commercial and private company online networks and File and web servers. So you are not alone in this. Linux is a great platform for hosting web content of many types.

Is the Linux image hosted on a NAS, Windiws or Linux?

Are you attempting to grab the image from the official website? It may be that the request is timing out as sometimes the download server is rather busy.

If you are hosting from Zorin, have you installed and configured samba?

It's most likely either protocol or permission related.

How are your other permissions configured on the share?

Is the firewall enabled and has a rule for FTP or Samba?

Did you configure MS AD? Did you add the Zorin machine to the AD network?

I'm sorry I have more questions than answers. Hopefully the answers will get us closer to resolving the issue.

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Hey, I've noticed there's some interest in installing from the network without USB devices so I decided to research the topic a bit, if you are interested in trying:

I'm not sure how to do this process from a Windows machine, but you can run a virtual machine with Linux in it and follow the guide. As long as the virtual machine has access to the local network it should work.

It wouldn't matter if the machine has Window, Mac OS or another Linux distro....pxe boot never loads the installed OSs or reads the drive.

You may want to have partitions setup prior to installing, though, and use the something else method.

Of course, the computer where you want to install an OS (the client) doesn't care about how the TFTP/PXE server is setup or what underlying OS that other machine runs on. Once it's all running it'll behave the same way and you can install over the network all the same.

That's what I meant, I don't know how to configure a computer running Windows as the TFTP/PXE server for this.