Re: A small udeb contribution from an arm-chair developer
Op 14-04-2007 om 16:51 schreef Michael S Peek:
> >Reading the announce of the multi-netcfg and multi-partman packages,
> >I couldn't see where the added value is, nor didn't see where
> >the Debian-installer should/could be improved.
> Let's say that you have about 50 or 100 (or more) machines that you are
> going to install Debian on, and not all of the machines are the same:
> Furthermore, lets say that for whatever reason, a DHCP server and/or a
> netboot installation just doesn't work for you. (Maybe you don't have a
> DHCP server and you don't want to take the time to set one up. Or maybe
> you're in the same boat with me and you don't have access to your
> organization's DHCP server, and whenever a new, unconfigured host
> appears on the net, the DHCP server /always/ gives out the wrong network
> configuration information, so that you can't use DHCP anyway.)
> To the best of my knowledge, with the stock Debian installer that you
> have now, you only have two options left to you: do each installation
> manually, or build a separate installation media for each machine, where
> each media includes just the preseed files necessary for that one
The Etch version has "Auto mode"
for the details.
in a way too terse message