Re: Install on many machines
Assuming that the machines are basically the same -- I have used Norton Ghost 2002.
I loaded up Debian from CD, updated from the ftp site, installed and configured my base packages. Then created a ghost image (1. ghost works with lilo but not with grub 2. I've left out a number of steps - I have several spare hard drives and computers to work with) and burned it to a CD.
As a test, I installed the ghost image on a couple of different machines. It takes less than 10 minutes to restore the ghost image. Next change the IP and host names and I was done.
Using a MSDOS diskette with Ghost, a ghost image, and a couple of ethernet cards, you can load over a network. My setup works better with CDs.
Let me know if I can help.
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On 12/27/2001 at 12:51 PM Marcel Hicking wrote:
I finally managed to convince our server guys to
go for Debian - instead of Redhat, which caused
lots of problems lately :-(
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
CD and have predefined packages installed
automatically? What do you do to keep systems up to
: :' ! Enjoy
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