Debian installation instructions

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In this manual we will use Debian 6.0 (also works on Ubuntu) as an example:

Download ERPXE

Download erpxe.current.tar.gz at

Extract ERPXE to root "/" directory

tar -xvzf erpxe.current.tar.gz 

Install a TFTP Service

apt-get install tftpd-hpa

  • Set tftpd-hpa directory to /tftpboot/ if prompted
update-rc.d tftpd-hpa defaults

Config TFTP service

This step is very IMPORTANT! if the erpxe.remap configuration is missing most plugins will not work.

Edit "/etc/default/tftpd-hpa"

TFTP_OPTIONS="-m /tftpboot/erpxe.remap -vvvvv -s"

Add Shares

Add HTTP support

apt-get install apache2

update-rc.d apache2 defaults
cp /tftpboot/bin/setup/erpxe-httpd.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/

Since Ubuntu 14.04 files that were previously in /etc/apache2/conf.d should be moved to /etc/apache2/conf-available

cp /tftpboot/bin/setup/erpxe-httpd.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/

Add NFS support

apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

update-rc.d nfs-kernel-server defaults
  • The next step will overwrite your original /etc/exports !!!
cat /tftpboot/bin/setup/erpxe-exports > /etc/exports

Add SAMBA support

apt-get install samba

update-rc.d samba defaults
useradd --no-create-home -s /dev/null erpxe 
  • The next step will overwrite your original /etc/samba/smb.conf !!!
cat /tftpboot/bin/setup/erpxe-smb.conf > /etc/samba/smb.conf

Create a Unix user called "erpxe":

useradd --no-create-home -s /dev/null erpxe

Set SAMBA password for user erpxe to "erpxe":

smbpasswd -a erpxe

Set password for user "root" to your password:

smbpasswd -a root

SELinux Configuration

  • Run the following command to set the correct security context after deploying ERPXE base and plugins.
restorecon -r /tftpboot

DHCP Configuration

Custom Settings

Remember to set a password!