sysinstall install.cfg questions
root at webpath.net
Thu Nov 3 23:32:57 GMT 2005
Excellent, exactly what I needed.
The plan is to use disc1 of the release and modify it with a few
packages and config changes to make an easily installable version of our
modified desktop (Waimea/ROX/Webmin). I was going to use the BSD
installer (bsdinstaller.org) but this way seems to make more sense in
the long run, and leads into creating a port of the desktop as well
(which is planned).
Most likely we'll eventually make our own releases with a Live CD and a
separate Install CD, so your reply was about as perfect as I could of
ever hoped for.
Progress is slow as it's not a top priority, but a preview of the
project is available here: http://live.webpath.net
I hope to get some screen shots up with in the next week or two.
files to the Antony Mawer wrote:
> 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
> /usr/src tree:
> cd /usr/src
> diff -u /dev/null src/release/install.cfg > ~/local.patch
> 3. Make the release with the appropriate LOCAL_PATCH parameter:
> make release \
> CHROOTDIR=/some/dir \
> BUILDNAME=6.0-MYRELEASE \
> CVSROOT=/usr/home/ncvs \
> RELEASETAG=RELENG_6_0 \
> 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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