From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain magicgoeshere.com)
Date: Fri 28 Jul 2000 - 15:21:06 IST
On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 11:34:50AM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> and if you're smart, install the first one and configure to taste
> (no external packages, just off the cdrom). then make a kickstart
> disk and edit the config file. line up the other 18 machines, and do
> the following:
> for box in seq 18; do
> insert ks disk into box
> wait for it to finish using the floppy (it definitely
> doesn't need it once it partitions the disks).
I'm curious here. I've never used kickstart, but I've used Sun's Jumpstart
extensively, even using it to install SunOS (it doesn't do that, it's for
Solaris only, but there're ways) and I liked it a lot, once I got over the
hump, which is fairly steep, not aided by Sun's crappy documentation
(there's a third party book, which is good). I've never needed to install a
boatload of RH machines, so I've never looked into kickstart, but I'm
curious so I've a couple of questions.
1) Why do you need to install 1 box first - can you generate a kickstart
config file from an installed box - that would be nice ?
2) Assuming you won't be using the boxes as DHCP clients, can you pick up IP
addresses via ARP (given an ARP server, natch) ?
3) Should I stop being a lazy b**tard and read the documentation (but the
Jumpstart documentation made my head hurt badly, so I'm wary) ?
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