Building a multi-OS install ISO image?
lange at cs.uni-koeln.de
Fri Nov 27 21:25:31 CET 2020
>>>>> On Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:06:13 +0100, Stefan Möding <s.moeding at gmail.com> said:
> Idea 1: have only one CD image and use profiles to select the OS to
> Is this doable?
> It seems that fai-mirror can only create a mirror for one
> Debian and Ubuntu have multiple packages using the same name and
> trying to put both operating systems into the same mirror directory does
> not seem to work.
Yes, but you can create a Debian and an Ubuntu mirror in different
locations. Then you only have to adjust the sources.list used during
the installation. And fai-cd can only specify one directory for the mirror.
I would call fai-mirror twice. First create a Debian mirror in
/tmp/mirror/debian, then an Ubuntu mirror /tmp/mirror/ubuntu. Later
call fai-cd -m /tmp/mirror. You have to adjust the sources.list (one
for Debian, one for Ubuntu) for the installation
> How about a non-Debian mirror? Is there any documentation about creating
> a CentOS mirror usable with fai-cd?
I still do not know a tool which creates a CenOS package mirror from a
list of package names.
> Idea 2: use one CD image for one OS but use profiles to configure options
> I want to use profiles to decide if the machine should have the Puppet
> agent and configuration added during installation. I already have this
> working for VMs where I can add the class to the kernel commandline for
> a specific node. I would like to avoid an additional CD image for this
> and it looks that profiles could be the way to ask the user about this.
Do you know the feature of showing a menu with the list of profiles?
It looks like this:
> It seems that all profiles in the config space are included in the image.
> Is there an easy way to include one set of profiles for a Debian CD and
> another set of profiles for an Ubuntu CD?
You could create two different config spaces which only include
> I'm thinking about creating a temporary copy of the config space and
> include that after removing the unneeded profiles. I am missing something
No. The fai-cd command always includes the whole config space. It
cannot select which files/classes/profile to include.
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