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Re: boot-floppies -> unattended install

On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 08:14:51PM -0500, Jonathan D. Proulx wrote:
> Hi,
> rumor has it someone is working on an unattended install for Debian
> similar to Solaris JumpStart ar RedHat KickStart.

I don't know if this has been brought up/hashed out before, but
IMHO, a cool feature to add to an "unattended install" (UI) would
be the ability to mirror a machine that is already installed.

Something like this: You go through a complete manual install
on the master node of a NOW cluster. Once you are done, you
put a floppy in the drive, issue something like "mirror-install"
and it creates the necessary configs for the UI proggie so that
on the other nodes of the NOW, you put the floppy in, answer
questions regarding network config (hostname, ip, etc), hit
<ENTER> and walk away. Come back an hour later, set up NIS,
NFS, and whatever else doesn't lend itself to UI, and you
are done.... Same packages are installed on _all_ nodes.

Is something like this in the pipeline?

Just a thought....

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