RE: Kicstart in Debian-Linux
From: Fraser Campbell <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Kicstart in Debian-Linux
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 17:14:36 -0400
> On September 19, 1999 you wrote:
> > Does anybody have a solution?
> > I want to install from a fileserver and hopefully only need to use a
> > boot-discette when I start each PC.
> I have put together a collection of .debs and an install script that
> basically gives you a running X without answering anything beyond the boot
> 1. Install the boot and driver disks, install base via. NFS and reboot.
> 2. On reboot skip dselect, NFS mount .deb directory.
> 3. Type install.sh in the NFS mounted directory.
> What you get is a very bare-bones system ... Debian + X. I still need to
> fine-tune the package list but for now it works. The install is about 55
> MB total and should give you X running at 800x600 assuming capable
> I have everything available at http://WeHave.Net/debian/ if you are
> interested. I plan to use this for installing Debian on 486s we have
> laying around here. They'll make great Xterminals. Total install time on
> a 486-66 w/16 MB RAM 20-25 minutes.
It's not as simple as with Redhat but it's really better than nothing.
I'll have a look at your server.