Thomas Lange lange at
Thu Dec 10 17:33:55 CET 2015

>>>>> On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:56:55 +0100 (MET), "steven.wend at" <steven.wend at> said:

    > 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/.
You should run fai-make-nfsroot -v.
You do not need to change the base.tar.gz.

    > 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.
Just download the Ubuntu base from
and put it into /srv/fai/config/basefiles. That's it.

BTW, I will upload FAI 5.0.1 today or tomorrow. It includes a minor
fix for Ubuntu. In 5.0 the demo user was not added to some groups.

regards Thomas

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