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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 to an iSCSI target and boot from it?

For example Etherboot allows to boot Windows 2003 Server from iSCSI:

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I'm thinking about a diskless computer, of course with Etherboot placed on a floppy.

Do live examples exist?

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If you want a truly diskless environment, I suggest you use an HBA (HOST BUS ADAPTER). IntelPRO1000 is a cheap network card that I use for iSCSI remote target booting. You could use a small drive to bootstrap an iSCSI session with, but it would be more trouble than it's worth.

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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 to an iSCSI target and boot from it? ... Do live examples exist?

Yes and yes. A blow-by-blow install using OpenSolaris ZFS targets can be found at:

http://opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?messageID=502331

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the link is dead D: –  ncdownpat Nov 8 '12 at 18:30

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