steven.wend at steven.wend at
Thu Dec 10 16:56:55 CET 2015

Hi Thomas,

thanks for your help. I would like to try the build a debian jessie nsf root and a debian jessie initrd, which will install the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

As I understand I have to add jessie sources inside nfsroot.conf and run the fai-make-nfsroot without using -B option (using special base.tar.gz). After succesfully building the nfs root and initrd I will change the base.tar.gz inside the nfsroot under /var/tmp/.

When running the initrd the base.tar.gz (which has been replaced with one for Ubunut1404) will be extracted to /target/ and I can install al missing packages and so on.

Is this the correct way?

Best regards,


Betreff: Re:
Datum: 2015-12-04T10:54:30+0100
Von: "Thomas Lange" <lange at>
An: "fully automatic installation for Linux" <linux-fai at>>>>>> On Fri, 4 Dec 2015 09:48:46 +0100 (MET), "steven.wend at" <steven.wend at> said:> We also have an installation for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS depending on this tutorial ( Inside the tutorial the problems using dracut> are apointed and how to use live-boot instead of dracut.
I suggest to use a Debian nfsroot when installing Ubuntu. This works
fine and does not have the problems, to make dracut work on Ubuntu.

But morty does a great job on maintaining a PPA for Ubuntu, which
includes FAI 5 and he is also working on dracut for Ubuntu.

regards Thomas

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