Just a little feedback on FAI, the full automatic installer from debian.
I work in a company that only use Debian for servers. Installing
debian with ldap support and such thungs is really painfull when you
have 3 to install in the morning :(
I took a look at FAI, a sort of GLIS, but really more complicated...
The doc is about 65 pages !
This is how it works :
fai is a client / server model. it creates a local install in
/usr/lib/fai/nfsroot and then mount it using nfs to clients. Clients can
boot via DHCP / BOOTP / FLOPPY / CDROM (soon).
Booting via dhcp / bootp as the advantage of not using a media to
install a kernel. The client will just boot from network and install
itself. problem : you have to get all mac adresses to assign IP later :(
I prefer the boot floppy option, when you specify some params to kernel :
This is a great idea.
If you want to take a look :
I haven't look at glis for a long time, I think it's beginning to be
mature now. some months ago, glis seemed to be so much simple to
configure than FAI. Please go on on this way guys !
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