Muenchhausen-like install, running out of ideas

Steffen Grunewald steffen.grunewald at
Wed Jun 8 10:43:08 CEST 2005


since FAI is now compatible to itself (that is, one can install FAI during
a FAI installation) I'm now trying to not only unpack fai and fai-kernels
packages but do the full setup in a config script.

What makes the thing more difficult is that I'd like to be able to keep
a Debian mirror on the machine to be installed (on a preserved partition/
disk), and since I'm terribly lazy I'd prefer *not* to have two different
fai.conf's (for the installation of FAI on the server, and for nfsroot).

I'm trying to set up the necessary HTTP DocumentRoot tree, then to start
apache, then run fai-setup -e. Unfortunately apache doesn't start up (why?),
and I cannot reach the local stuff.
If I open a ssh connection to the machine when it's done (faiend) I can
start apache though... something must prevent it to start up in the middle 
of the configure step though.

Any ideas how to proceed? Alternatives for my approach?


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