Re: quickinstall for multiple debian machines
If you find one in which you can preselect even the partition sizes, then
notify me as well :)
If you can bear the manual setup of the base setup, then you can use
1. (on an installed box) dpkg --get-selections > filename
2. transfer file to other machine
after the base install is complete (no preselected package combos are
selected, answer N to the question, do an update in dselect,
_skip_the_select_menuitem_, and select install this will put up) set
/etc/apt/sources.list to your mirror.
3: apt-get update; dpkg --set-selections < filename
This will download and install the appropriate packages.
Unfortunately, you still need to answer the questions, but the whole
install goes down in about 20 minutes.
X server conflicts can arise.
You can even try putting all the config files of the packages (you can
probably obtain them from debian package info) in a tarball and extracting
them on the other machine, although you must take care of hostname
On Wed, 17 May 2000, David Benson wrote:
> I am looking for a package that will allow
> quick installation of a customized debian system,
> ie one in which i have selected a precise package
> list / ftp mirror.
> Preferably I could construct a single customized
> floppy which would do the rest of the install
> over a LAN. (the customized floppy would contain the appropriate
> sources.list files ...)
> Has anyone had experience doing such things?
> Thanks very much for your time,
> Dave Benson
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