Re:What I would like to do
by ebenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 08:47 PM September
22nd, 2000 PST
(User #89328 Info) http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/
if you have already installed one machine and have the packages the way you want run:
dpkg --get-selections \* > packagelist
on the target machine run:
dpkg --set-selections < packagelist
Subject: Re: [plug] ftp install
From: Rick Moen (email@example.com)
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 12:18:17 -0800
Quoting Nhadie Ramos (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Has anyone here tried a remote installation of Linux?
> I have 30 workstations and only one has a CD-ROM drive. I
> install Linux on all machines. Can anyone give me an idea on how to
> start this; any good sites I can go to?
The tools you want to use for this depend on how automated you aim for this task to be, and how much you need/want to be able to customise each machine as it's being installed.
Kickstart is a Red Hat package that deploys Red Hat to multiple installation targets with minimal customisation. SystemImager is a third-party tool that does a better job. http://systemimager.org/
fai (fully automated install) is a Debian-based tool to do likewise. http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/ Like System Imager, it's suitable for building clusters.
Replicator is similar. http://replicator.sourceforge.net/ It tries to do some customisation for differences in hard disk sizes, video cards, etc.
Partition Image is a semi-automated tool for replicating a Linux partition to multiple targets. http://www.partimage.org/
(Of course, you can also use an LNX-BBC maintenance disk and "dd" or dump/restore images. Pick your poison.)
I hope this helps!
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From: Michael Thompson (Michael.Thompson@s3group.com)
Subject: Re: [ILUG] redistributing a distribution
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Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:33:50 +0000
Allows you to create an image of a golden client and install it on another machine using a boot floppy, or network booting.