On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 20:06 -0700, Jerry Williams wrote: > > Be able to do a headless install. > Put DVD in drive and a floppy with config or usb flash drive and have system > boot and look for files on floppy or usb flash drive for the config or maybe > use some network protocol to get the config information it needs. > So it would lay out the drive and set network and time config and root > password and maybe second account and do a basic install that would allow > you to remotely connect and add other packages. Kickstart has existed for a long time, since at least Red Hat Linux 7. http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora-install-guide-en/fc5/sn-automating-installation.html > I would also be nice to be able to clone a machine, maybe not totally, but > at least the packages. Like run some command to create a file and then be > able to provide that file to another system to be installed. The installer leaves a file called "anaconda-ks.cfg" in root's home directory. With a few minor modifications you can feed that config file to kickstart > And maybe some of these things exist now and I just need to learn about > them. Yep.
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