Re: Debian mass installation
Christian Rehn wrote:
> I'd like to install Debian on a number of laptops over the network
> automatically. As all laptops have the same hardware I'd like to
> install one manually, generate a file that describes the configuration
> and install Debian with the identical configuration on the other
> laptops without following the interactive setup.
> I know that RedHat has something called kickstart that does the job.
> Is there a similar program for Debian?
Not yet, but we're in the process of updating the packages to fulfil
a major precondition, i.e. use debconf.
What comes to my mind is
. dpkg --get-selections > file
. dpkg --set-selections < file
. continue isntallation, perhaps yes|dpkg -i...
. copy /etc around
PS: NO, it's not the recommended way.
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