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Re: "kickstart" for debian needed

What about VA System Imager (systemimager.sourceforge.net) ? We use it here 
for all our base installs - we adapt the servers with apt-get next. RSync 
shall also be useful - rsync -e ssh if you're on a hostile environment (and i 
believe we always are ...)

On Wednesday 28 March 2001 07:58, Duane Powers wrote:
> Ok all,
> I've talked upper management into rolling out linux as the primary
> OS/workstation for the members of our NOC (we're a major ISP). Now I'm
> faced with installing
> 30+ similar machines with debian, life sucks, eh? :o)
> I'm considering dd as one alternative, but that's kinda bulky 'cuz it
> requires physically removing each hard drive installing in "parent" and
> imaging... I've looked at things like
> ghost, but that doesn't seem to be an option... I know we've had this
> discussion on the list before... I don't know if anyone has the details
> on redhat's kickstart program,
> and whether that is something that could be ported to debian... Any
> suggestions?
> A couple of the parameters I need to consider,
> Most (of our) engineers are not linux-compliant.
> Need centralized login, (can't use NIS+, we've already got a NIS+ system
> for Solaris... don't wanna confuse the issue,)
> May need to be reinstalled occassionally due to high tech network
> engineers hosing
> various applications (these are going to be workstations, not servers...
> accessed frequently by different users... stuff will get broken)
> Any helpful hints, or experience will be appreciated very much.
> Duane Powers
> Senior Systems Engineer II

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