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 ...)
Thanks, I'll look into systemimager... I've had no experience with it.
> 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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