AJ McKee stated the following on Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 09:29:51PM +0100 :
> >Monkey place cd in drive
> >power cycle
> >box installs itself with out user intervention
> >I can then log in via ssh and finish off install etc..
> >At some point onsite monkey has to remove the cd form drive
> >proably prior to finishing the installs
>> The question I would like to this are, how are you going to asign the ip
> address automatically, is it a dhcp client. If so how will you know what th
> eip addy will be or can you have it mail you when its back up so you can ssh
> into it. Probally a really simple solution to this just always wondered how
> you would really do it. Interesting original question though.
In a lan enviroment you could use DHCP and stuff and it would be fine.
See the fai package in debian, which can automate a whole install.
My problem is that I need to do this over a WAN link so stuff like
DHCP and NFS are out.
I was planning to hard code the ip addr etc onto the CD I ship to each
site. CD would be left with system and used in case of a need for
"Design" is like a religion - too much of it makes you inflexibly and unpopular.
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