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Before You Begin
You must have already completed the network infrastructure setup to support PXE. See Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation.
You must have already created a supported Linux image on your PXE server. Refer to the appropriate section:
Connect your target server (to be called the “PXE client”) to the same network as your PXE server.
The PXE client is the target where you are installing Linux from a PXE image on a PXE server.
The PXE client attempts to obtain an IP address from the DHCP server (in this example, the DHCP server is also configured as the PXE server), which then displays a menu of available PXE images.
The corresponding Linux installation image downloads onto the network PXE client.
The OS installation process starts, and the installation proceeds as if the OS distribution media were booted from a local CD/DVD drive.
Refer to the manual that is shipped with your Linux media kit.