Successful FAI installation to AlphaStation

Steffen Grunewald steffen.grunewald at
Thu Sep 9 17:38:16 CEST 2004


after some days of heavy tweaking, I came up with a full FAI
installation on an AlphaStation Compaq XP1000.
Since FAI consists of hardware independent scripts only, it was 
pretty easy (once I found out about BSD disklabels).
The major problem was to build a netboot image - a nasty bug in
the aboot package did the showstopper job.
Everything is fixed now. See
for a (long) log of my attempts - which also contains the download
For those *not* interested in AlFAI there's a page about my Athlon
installations, too.
Note that the web pages have been created "quick and dirty", so if
you find bugs, typos, or incomprehensible stuff, don't keep it for
yourself - I'd be happy to fix it!



Steffen Grunewald * * * Merlin cluster admin (
Albert-Einstein-Institut (MPI Gravitationsphysik,
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