Cobbler in VirtualBox
15 February 2014
Cobbler can help you with all those complicated things for network installation, i.e. PXE, DHCP, etc.
Here is a brief instruction for trying it out in VirtualBox with Ubuntu as guest OS.
To set up the machine running Cobbler:
- Create a virtual machine with two NICs, one of which must be
Internal Network(keeping default name), and the IP address could be
192.168.1.2; the other one can be either
- Installation under Ubuntu is fairly simple as always by following this article.
- If you want Cobbler to handle everything, modify
1, and both
apt-get install isc-dhcp-server debmirror
cobbler syncor even
service cobbler restart.
To set up a bare metal machine:
- Create a virtual machine with at least one NICs, one of which must be
Internal Network(keeping default name); Settings->System->Boot Order, enable
Networkand put it as the first.
- Boot the machine and you should be able to see PXE menu.
- Then follow standard Cobber document here to play with it.
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