for various reasons we need to set up end user linux boxes in bulk.
essentially they need access to the web based management servers
and to email, so linux is a perfect fit. no virus worries, no
crash worries (c'mon mozilla), no "i deleted c:/windows" worries.
i'm learning about kickstart to automate installation of helpdesk
workstations (as well as our various servers). i've used solaris's
jumpstart in the past and found it wonderful. while i won't be offering
a tutorial here, i will point you to an article that i think (though
practice will tell) answers all your kickstart questions and more:
the idea is that a single floppy and a server with the redhat cd
(or iso image) plus extra stuff you want is all it takes to install
a system. no clicks or keystrokes, just slap in the disk and press
so when you're all done debating what to call it, this might save some
time in actually installing it...
kevin, working towards world domination
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MySQL, C, shell, linux) or sysadmin (linux, various UNIX, and one
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