lenny install: some problems with aptitude, and/or kernel?
mgoetze at mgoetze.net
Wed Aug 26 16:25:22 CEST 2009
> because I don't yet have that much understanding of the proper usage of
> hooks, and thus not had them on my mind. I've now started to use them,
this comes with the simple-examples, and many people have used those as
a base for their custom installation. You should certainly at least look
> Hmmm... so, in the example, fcopy doesn't copy the file
> /etc/kernel-img.conf from the installation client (= NFS root), but the
> file faiconfig/files/etc/kernel-img.conf/<classname> if the hook is
> named instsoft.<classname>, right?
Actually the class calling the hook is not guaranteed to be the one for
which the file is copied, please see the fcopy manpage for details.
> What would a machine without a kernel be useful for, but at the same
> time require FAI to be installed?
Certain virtualization technologies...
> The hardest part seems to be to figure out where the various errors
> originate. I'm also wondering how to best write my scripts to be able
> to successfully run them under "fai softupdate" (eg. buried "adduser x"
> statement fail because the user already exists).
cfagent scripts are quite good at this. ;)
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