Manual/Wiki or other documentation for PXE install mainly
royce at alaska.net
Mon Jan 21 08:07:55 PST 2008
Drew Weaver wrote, on 1/21/2008 5:08 AM:
> Hi there, I’ve seen about a dozen different example files for the
> install.cfg used to feed sysinstall automatic configuration data
> for pxe installations but I cant figure out where people are
> getting the options they’re using from.
> Is there a manual, wiki or otherwise documentation on what is
> “valid” to put into this file?
Not that I'm aware of, other than the source itself.
> Also is this file at all scriptable?
Not that I am aware of.
> We would like to be able to use the same install.cfg on all of our
> machines but some of them have different NICs (i.e.) some have rl0,
> fxp0 can we use if statements to detect?
What I've seen most people doing is using the post-install features to
call a script after everything else is done. Unfortunately, this
doesn't give you scriptable control over the NIC used.
I pregenerate an appropriate install.cfg based on system type, and
then create a DHCP group (I use isc-dhcpd) for all MACs of that type.
I associate that group with a slightly different nfsroot (containing
the appropriate config file) for that family of machine. It's not
pretty, but it works.
> Thanks in advance for any tips/tricks!
I found this post by Ceri Davies to be helpful:
Royce D. Williams - IP Engineering, ACS
http://www.tycho.org/royce/ - PGP: 3FC087DB/1776A531
It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer. - Occam
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