RE: Mass instalation
if they are all identical, set up one and create a disk-image. There are
several tools to deploy a full image to a harddisk (though maybe not
linux-based). I have no pointers, but searching the web might turn up
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 7:49 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Mass instalation
> On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 05:31:09PM -0300, Paulo Henrique
> Baptista de Oliveira wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have to install 80 PCs (+/- the same hardware) with Debian.
> > What tools can help me on this?
> > Thanks, Paulo Henrique
> I don't have specific multi-system rollout experience, but
> have absorbed
> some (mis?)information from here and elsewhere.
> There is a "kickstart" tool under development for Debian though AFAIK
> it's not production quality yet.
> You can use
> $ dpkg --get-selections > file
> $ dpkg --set-selections < file
> ...to install a similar set of packages on several systems (you'd have
> to make "file" available on the various systems. You'll still have to
> tweak local configuration files, though IIRC debconf can
> handle some of
> this for you.
> This also looks like a possible application for thin-client, shared
> disk, or diskless workstation type solutions. If use of the
> boxes, but
> not fully autonomous administration, is what's required, then either
> mounting system disks over the network, using a "push"
> solution (this is
> what VA Linux does, IIRC, having found networked/diskless systems too
> much of a PITA), or other thin-client solution may work for you.
> Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Evangelist, Opensales, Inc.
> What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Debian
> GNU/Linux rocks!
> http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/ K5:
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