Direct FAI to install medium..?

Jurrie Overgoor jurrie at
Fri Sep 2 10:13:56 CEST 2011

Hello everyone,

I have a FAI usb stick that installs my machines. It installs the 
machine, and then copies itself onto a recovery partition. This is used 
to re-install the machine in case of errors. This all works fine.

The problem is: sometimes I update my USB stick, and I want to do a 
clean re-install of the machine (and in the process: update the recovery 
partition). But, when I boot from the USB stick, FAI detects my recovery 
partition BEFORE it detects my USB stick, and thus mounts my recovery 
partition. Then, FAI happily installs, but does this from the (older 
version) recovery partition.

I can circumvent this by logging in to the machine, use fdisk to destroy 
the recovery partition, and then install from USB stick. But this is 
manual work.

Is there a way to say to FAI that it should check for USB sticks before 
checking the harddisk partitions?

With kind regards,


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