[Server-devel] XS Install Server
timmoody at sympatico.ca
Fri Apr 29 09:15:42 EDT 2011
Looks like I could benefit from your kickstart file(s). I didn't install
from USB because a) my machines are old and don't boot from USB and b) I
thought a server would scale better for large implementations, but clearly
USB is much more portable if your model is to install in the field. In any
event, both of our approaches drive off the kickstart file. I'd be happy to
lend a hand if there's something you can parcel out. How do you validate
the XS install? I don't actually have an XO, so I run SOAS in VirtualBox,
which is not a very thorough test.
From: "Sridhar Dhanapalan" <sridhar at laptop.org.au>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 1:57 AM
To: "Tim Moody" <timmoody at sympatico.ca>
Cc: <server-devel at lists.laptop.org>
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] XS Install Server
> 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
>>> cobbler and have finally written it up here
>>> If you have more than a few servers to install and want to automate the
>>> or you want to add some library content automatically, you may find this
>> Interesting work!
>> The approach we have taken with our XS-AU is to configure the
>> installation via kickstart files and install from USB.
> 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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