How to prevent new installations when I have already installed my client through LAN boot?

Ivan Reche ivan.reche at
Mon Feb 6 13:44:10 CET 2012

2012/2/6 Natxo Asenjo <natxo.asenjo at>

> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM, Michał Dwużnik <michal.dwuznik at>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > why do you need that?
> > A well configured installation (ssh) runs fai-chboot on its own...
> because I do not want to have to create an entry for every client,
> obviously.
> We have a pxe boot menu that bootloads lots of installers (even
> windows), and having to run fai-chboot for every device is an
> administrative nightmare.
> Obviously, we only allow to run boot installations from a specific
> vlan and switch port, so no client gets installed by accident.
> --
> natxo

I wanted to know if there is a standard way of doing what I am trying to
do. By cluster I meant some 20 computers that want to be a cluster someday
(with the help o FAI :) ).

I will try to write a script that changes the FAI_ACTION when the
installation is done, so the computers will always boot from LAN but
sometimes they will fallout to the local boot. If someone has already done
this, please share it with me. :)

Thanks for the information.

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