sysinstall install.cfg questions
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Thu Nov 3 21:48:56 GMT 2005
On 4/11/2005 6:52 AM, Todd wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out how to use the sysinstall using a install.cfg
> script to install on multiple machines without floppies, and without
> needing any interaction other than putting in the CD.
> I can create the script but don't know where to put it on the modified
> installation CD, or how to initiate sysinstall during the boot process
> to use it?
> Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Are you creating your own CDs using a 'make release' (see release(7))
process? If so, I've generally followed an approach similar to the
1. Create your install.cfg file in the /usr/src/release/ directory.
2. Create a patch file that will add your install.cfg to a standard
diff -u /dev/null src/release/install.cfg > ~/local.patch
3. Make the release with the appropriate LOCAL_PATCH parameter:
make release \
That would build a 6.0 security branch build with your install.cfg in
/usr/src/release/ of the chroot. The make release process then takes
care of placing the install.cfg in the appropriate location on the CD.
If you're attempting to patch an existing CD image, reading
/usr/src/release/Makefile suggests you'll need to:
- Extract the contents of the ISO
- Un-gzip and then mount the decompressed /boot/mfsroot.gz file
- Place your install.cfg in the root of the mounted mfsroot fs
- Unmount the mfsroot filesystem
- Re-gzip the mfsroot file to /boot/mfsroot.gz
- Run mkisofs to re-create the CD
Hopefully this points you in the right general direction!
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