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Re: FAI questions

An alternative would be to try SystemImager at http://systemimager.org.  It
seems like this might work well for your situation.


On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 12:27:13AM -0600, Michael Heldebrant wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a cluster of identical workstations to be a
> cluster.  FAI seems waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to crazy to set up right
> now to me (especially after fighting through getting that nfs-root disk
> built = 6 hours of manual script editing and debugging).  Does anyone
> have a good source for a howto or cookbook?  I've read and re-read the
> docs and I'm sure given time and practice it will become pretty
> powerfull.  The problem (as always) is that I need to clone these
> machine ASAP and I estimate another 3-4 days to understand the FAI
> system and the nodes should be up by monday.  
> Otherwise I'm just going to build a complete nfs-root system with
> debootstrap on the master, boot nodes with rescue and root, nfs mount a
> /usr partition and then run a small script (which if someone had a nice
> skeleton for I'd appreciate) to partition/raid the drives and copy over
> the system as a tarball, do some quick config script editing and then
> lilo to reboot.  If anyone has tips or suggestions or horror stories I'd
> also appreciate those.
> --mike
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