fai-cd for full cd installation

akr lot akrlot at msn.com
Sat Jan 24 14:01:28 CET 2009

Thank you for your reply.
I have already read almost everything google can find about fai-cd before
posting here.Here's my problem: when i run fai-cd it complains about
missing packages. And i want to know if i need to modify /etc/fai/menu.lst
or leave the default configuration.

> Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:49:50 +0100
> From: henning at sprang.de
> To: akrlot at msn.com
> CC: linux-fai at uni-koeln.de
> Subject: Re: fai-cd for full cd installation
> akr lot wrote:
> > Hello;
> > I would like to perform full installation of my client PCs from CD (ubuntu)
> > without  the need for  connection to fai server.Could you  tell me
> > all the packages required by fai-cd command on ubuntu.and how to configure
> > /etc/fai/menu.lst using the sample below
> I don't really understand what your problem is and what I could tell you
> about the menu.lst.
> Fai-cd should work as documented in the fai-guide, and if not, we'd like
> to hear where exactly and how it fails - then we can help you to get
> further.
> Please read the fai-guide chapters on fai-cd, the manpages of fai-cd and
> fai-mirror(and everything else google already knows) try how far to
> come, and come back if you experience problems.
> > [...]
> > Besides; as far as the mirror required by fai-cd command is concerned; i
> > need to create a partial mirror
> > with fai-mirror or i can use the full ubuntu mirror?
> You need to do exactly as described in the docs.
> A full Ubuntu mirror does not fit on a dvd, even less on a cd, so
> fai-mirror is the part taking care you only get the packages needed by
> your classes.
> Henning

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