From: Wynne, Conor (conor_wynne at domain maxtor.com)
Date: Thu 20 Jun 2002 - 08:44:42 IST
Just a thought, I noticed in Mandrake that at the end of the install, it
gives you the option to save you install config or something -> I keep
meaning to put that floppy drive back in the box so I haven't tested it yet,
and yes if you have a DHCP server on your LAN/HAN, then you've no worries
about ipconflicts or whatever, you could always leave the hjostnames as the
default localhost.localdomain and change them aprez match.
Aprez install, you ssh etc etc... [once you figure out which IP is which :)]
I'm sure some wee genius on this list can expand on that. I'd like to know
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
> eip addy will be or can you have it mail you when its back up so you can
> into it. Probally a really simple solution to this just always wondered
> 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. Linus Torvalds
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