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Re: Installing Debian from NFS



On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 01:39:59PM -0600, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> In <AANLkTim15i1a7pCkKoitxjsDqjyJAKS4ctFZKU6ctw9G@mail.gmail.com>, RR wrote:
> >this may be a very obvious one of those things that I should just  "Google"
> >but given my last experience, and unsuccessful Googling, I figured maybe I
> >should ask the community as to what the CORRECT way to install Debian on a
> >Sun machine such that it uses the ISO/Distribution on my local NFS server as
> >opposed to just picking up the boot.img and then have the rest of it be
> >downloaded from the Internet. I have a LOT of SUN machines to install and
> >it'd be cool if I can just install them off the distro on the nfs server.
> 
> Rather than using NFS, it would be easier to use HTTP to serve your debian 
> mirror, prehaps using approx or a similar apt proxy.  During the install you 
> should be asked which Debian mirror to use.  Input the proper hostname and 
> base url and all packages pulled in by APT will be via that mirror.
> 
I use apt-cacher-ng and I'm pretty happy with it.  It was easy to set
up.  When I do a net install on a machine on my LAN, I just tell the
installer that my proxy is:

http://myproxy:3142

If you already have debs downloaded, there is even a procedure
documented to import those into your apt-cacher-ng.

-Rob


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