Creating a mini install disk, for particular needs
SysAdmin at Rainbow-IT.net
Tue May 10 16:56:13 PDT 2005
I'm not sure if this is OK posting here, but I'm sure that you'll
correct me if I've been imprudent.
I am trying to find a suitable alternative to our crappy, solid-state,
thin client boxes (because they are so awfully unreliable & the
manufacturer has also gone down the tubes).
We need a fairly painless way, to roll out a fresh install onto some
random i386 hardware we have lying around (there's a plentiful supply),
for any new users, who require a basic functioning GUI, with access to
graphical email client, web browser & 'rdesktop' (for the windows
applications, that they are all hooked on).
What I'd love to be able to do, is to create a FreeBSD (it's my
favorite) CD, that contains all that I need for these basic systems.
Either, set up so that the install is automated, with just the minimal
of setup, or so that it's got all the packages that I want & can all be
installed straight off the CD (perhaps by choosing the "All Packages"
Is what I've described actually possible?
Would anyone be willing or able, to guide me toward a good resource that
I can get reading?
It would be very cool, if I could do this for our company. More bums on
seats, for FreeBSD :)
I eagerly look forward to any responses, thank you.
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