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What you're looking for is probably PXE: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Preboot_Execution_Environment http://jensd.be/533/linux/create-a-pxe-bootserver-to-server-multiple-linux-distributions https://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_pxe_install_server In case your LAN is too slow, you could use Kickstart for Fedora/CentOS/RHEL: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/...


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You can distribute a Linux installation across the network via multicast using udpcast: Prepare a Linux installation on one "source" PC. Boot a live Linux on all PCs via any method you like. Invoke udp-sender /dev/sda on the source PC. Invoke udp-receiver /dev/sda on all target PCs. Initiate transfer at the source PC. Go have a tea. After the ...


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You can use RedHat's Kickstart, FAI - Fully Automatic Installation Spacewalk (based on RedHat's satellite) and other solutions available.


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Replicate the ISO 1->2->4->8, so taking 3 copy times and 4 install times when in parallel.


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If you have installed applications using the distribution's standard package manager, you should just get a list of all packages currently installed. There is certainly a command-line tool you can use to pipe such a list into a file: with RPM-based distributions, rpm -qa >package-list.txt usually works with distributions using .deb packages (Debian, ...


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Moving Windows installs is not easy and, yes, way beyond the scope of this site. However from experience I would avoid trying to move a Windows install unless you are going to completely reinstall it. Since it came pre-installed you almost certainly don't have the install media to perform a fresh install. The main difference between UEFI and legacy is that ...


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An old question, but anyway... this is actually one of the few cases in which the limitations of the classic PC BIOS/MBR boot procedure work in your favor for a chance. You'll only need to copy the kernel and initrd/initramfs files from the USB installation media to the FAT32 partition, and install SYSLINUX, the old LOADLIN or some other DOS-friendly boot ...


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There are bootloaders that you can install on floppies that can boot from USB. I have Plop Boot Manager on a floppy for my old computers and it works. https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/download.html The down side is that if your computer is old enough to have a floppy drive and is too old to be able to boot directly from a USB drive, you might not even have ...


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