Newbie-Questions: Install debian x86 from Solaris server
fai at layer-acht.org
Mon Sep 13 15:21:13 CEST 2004
you're right: first you need to setup FAI on your i386 debian machine. Then
use this machine as your FAI server for the other intel machine to learn more
about FAI ;-)
After you learned enough ;) you can copy the nfsroot to your solaris machine
and serve it to the intel clients from there...
It's much easier to make your first steps with FAI in an pure intel
environment - if possible.
The clients boot a kernel (from floppy, PXE, cdrom) and mount their root
filesystem via NFS. It's handy to have a bootp or DHCP server to set the
kernels boot parameters but not neccessary.
Installing additional software (which doesn't come from ftp.debian.org) can
easily be automated with FAI_CONFIGDIR/scripts. But rather than compiling
during installation you would want to compile some packages in advance and
distribute that packages with FAI. More on that later, as this is easier to
explain if you have some experience with FAI and a working installation.
P.S: mail resent, as i've used a wrong from:-adress in my first post.
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