[Server-devel] XS Install Server

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Fri Apr 29 01:57:24 EDT 2011

On 29 April 2011 15:43, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
> On 9 April 2011 03:16, Tim Moody <timmoody at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> I have been experimenting for quite awhile with an install server based on
>> cobbler and have finally written it up here
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Install_Server.
>> If you have more than a few servers to install and want to automate the
>> process
>> or you want to add some library content automatically, you may find this of
>> interest.
> Interesting work!
> The approach we have taken with our XS-AU is to configure the
> installation via kickstart files and install from USB.
> http://dev.laptop.org.au/projects/xs-au/wiki

I should also add that I think we have already achieved some of your
goals. Looking at your "Future" list at

  * "Create two separate distros, one for FC and the other for XS and
declare them in the kickstart file to separate the XS packages from

The XS-AU is a modular set of packages on top of Fedora 11:

  * "Upgrade Fedora to latest version"

Once we release our version 1.0 (based on Fedora 11), we can probably
move to Fedora 13 with minimal effort. Fedora 14 will be trickier, as
it has been upgraded to Python 2.7.

  * "Create separate kickstart files for full install,
networking/gateway only install, services only install"

Our installation is completely kickstart-driven, so we are most of the
way there.

We have other improvements in the pipeline as well.

We'd be happy to work with anyone interested in getting involved.


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