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Tapas Mishra 03-07-2011 06:11 PM

how to create an http install environment of Ubuntu
 
Hi,I am having a situation where I can not use a CD or PxE boot or wubi to install.I need to necessarily do an http install of Ubuntu.I am basically trying to create a guest OS ina virtualization solution and seems some library of GUI is corrupt due to which other options other than http are not working.
Here is what I did*1) Download ubuntu 10.04 32 bit ISO2) Kept it in /var/www (apache2 is running)*3) renamed it to ubuntu.iso
and when I reached a stage where installation begins I gave path http://localhost/ubuntu.iso
but I got an error saying any installable distribution not found.
4) After this I didmkdir /var/www/sk
mount -t iso9660 /var/www/ubuntu.iso /var/www/sk -o loop

and this time during the installation I gave path http://localhost/skI was able to see the contents in browser http://localhost/sk which you will see in a normal CD.
But beginning installation I got same error*ValueError: Could not find an installable distribution at 'http://localhost/sk
So I want to just confirm if http install is done only this way or some other way.


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Tapas Mishra 03-08-2011 04:03 PM

how to create an http install environment of Ubuntu
 
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:41 AM, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,I am having a situation where I can not use a CD or PxE boot or wubi to install.I need to necessarily do an http install of Ubuntu.I am basically trying to create a guest OS ina virtualization solution and seems some library of GUI is corrupt due to which other options other than http are not working.

Here is what I did*1) Download ubuntu 10.04 32 bit ISO2) Kept it in /var/www (apache2 is running)*3) renamed it to ubuntu.iso
and when I reached a stage where installation begins I gave path http://localhost/ubuntu.iso

but I got an error saying any installable distribution not found.
4) After this I didmkdir /var/www/sk
mount -t iso9660 /var/www/ubuntu.iso /var/www/sk -o loop


and this time during the installation I gave path http://localhost/skI was able to see the contents in browser http://localhost/sk which you will see in a normal CD.

But beginning installation I got same error*ValueError: Could not find an installable distribution at 'http://localhost/sk

So I want to just confirm if http install is done only this way or some other way.

On local machine**in the apache logs I see request for install does reach here



127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/ HTTP/1.1" 200 169 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/.treeinfo HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/Fedora HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/Server HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/Client HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/RedHat HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/CentOS HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/SL HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/directory.yast HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/current/images/MANIFEST HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/images/daily/MANIFEST HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/boot/platform/i86xpv/kernel/unix HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/platform/i86xpv/kernel/unix HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/STARTUP/XNLOADER.SYS HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/images/xen/vmlinuz HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/images/boot.iso HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/boot/boot.iso HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/current/images/netboot/mini.iso HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:27 +0530] "HEAD /sk/install/images/boot.iso HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/ HTTP/1.1" 200 169 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/.treeinfo HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/Fedora HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/Server HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/Client HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/RedHat HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/CentOS HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/SL HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/directory.yast HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"
127.0.0.1 - - [08/Mar/2011:00:26:35 +0530] "HEAD /sk/current/images/MANIFEST HTTP/1.1" 404 182 "-" "Python-urllib/2.6"

I think virt-managers installer needs a Ubuntu websites style mirror to install if I understand curreectly from above log.
But I have only the local CD mounted in apache doc root.
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