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