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Re: Install on many machines

On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 12:51:52PM +0100, Marcel Hicking wrote:
> We are talking ~100 (maybe more) servers here.
> Could anyone hint me to a decent way of handling
> the setup and later updates? Can I have a bootable

Look at FAI: Fully Automated Installer.

I haven't used it myself yet (have to get around to doing it)
but after you setup a 'install-server' you can install all the other
servers by booting from network, floppy or install-cd. The other
machines will then automagically get their network-config and do a
automatic installation (Partitioning, network setup, package selection
and installation).

Afterwards you can have all servers kept up to date with a local debian
mirror and have them apt-get dist-upgrade from that server.

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