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To boot Ubuntu server I'm using a menuentry like so: menuentry "Ubuntu server installer" { set isofile=/isos/ubuntu-15.04-server-amd64.iso loopback isoloop $isofile set gfxpayload=keep linux (isoloop)/install/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-server.seed iso-scan/filename=$isofile quiet noeject -- initrd (isoloop)/install/initrd.gz } ...


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The main requirement for files provided by a distribution is that they allow users to boot a computer using the distribution (either as a live system or an installation system, or both). On PCs, it's commonly understood that to allow booting a single image on as many systems as possible, the best approach is a combined El Torito/EFI image; this can be ...


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For Debian 8 (jessie), you need different options to find the iso image (the option you specified are valid for Ubuntu). Change your grub entry as follows: linux (loop)/install.amd/vmlinuz findiso=$isofile


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FTP protocol is not intelligent enough for this, but check if the same iso file is available over rsync protocol. rsync client will verify the integrity of your file against original on the server and download missing/corrupted parts.


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I have had some successful experience with Live System (in the Debian corresponding package is called live-build). This tool allows to create custom live images and installers with specified version of kernel, architecture, packages and custom content. May be it's not exactly what do you need, but anyway I hope it will be useful.


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I would like suggest to use the Live System project (in Debian the according deb-package is called live-build). I have used it to create custom Debian-based live images and installers. This tool allows to manage a lot of features: system architecture, installed packages, custom content, etc.



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