[debian-lan-devel] CD image for Debian-LAN mainserver installation
Andreas B. Mundt
andi.mundt at web.de
Tue Jan 10 22:38:25 UTC 2012
great to hear from you on this list! It's already pretty late, so
just a few remarks:
On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 05:48:34PM +0100, Andreas Schockenhoff wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 07.01.2012, 23:40 +0100 schrieb Andreas B. Mundt:
> > I documented how to prepare the image in the Wiki at:
> > <URL:http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLAN/bootstrap>.
> > It would be great if someone could independently verify the
> > description. It should be possible to use the CD image on an USB
> > stick too, but I did not test that.
> I test this with a USB stick. with instructions from:
> (http://fai-project.org/fai-cd/) FAI CD on a USB stick (using grub2)
> For me it also worked fine. The mkisofs problem I solve by updating
> fai to the newest version.
Great, thanks for testing and reporting! We have to add the USB stuff
to the Wiki.
> After installing I test the procedure also on the new server. It
> worked also after some minor corrections..
> In /etc/fai/make-fai-nfsroot.conf is the wrong proxy for debootstrap.
Not clear what you mean here. I had the issue that installing on a
machine with a single network card failed (or better the fai-setup on
first boot failed, because 10.0.0.1 did not exist).
However, after adding the second ethernet card things worked as
expected. Perhaps you can explain a bit more.
> /etc/fai/grub.cfg is missing the entry for the mainserver.
Yes, it's the unmodified version from fai-quickstart. You're rigth,
we could ship a version that might be used for installing the clients
from CD (or another mainserver).
> The /etc/apt/sources.list is not nice. I think setting the proxy server
> for apt ist better solved as a environment variable. This also make it
> possible to change this easy. A broken mirror is one of the number one
> problem when you use fai.
You mean by adding something to /etc/apt/proxy (or the like, I have to
> Using disk1 and disk1.2 should solve the problem with switching between
> sda und vda
> This only for information because I understand this is under
Sounds great, I don't know about this feature yet. Will have a look
and study a bit ...
> debian-lan addmachine workstation1 # does not work
Can you check with workstation01? The prepared hostnames are
workstation00, workstation01 and so on.
> debian-lan adduser user1 # does work but user can not log in.
Hm, worked here, however adding the machine has to work in advance
(And I needed a reboot of the client to make nfs mounting the homedir
work; did not ceck why).
> > We might think about providing the CD images (i386 and amd64) for
> > download somewhere.
> May be fai-project.org (Thomas Lange) can help?
Yes, I also thought about that. Disadvantage of the CD: You have to
modify the default password after installation.
> bye Andreas
Many thanks for your reports which are very appreciated! I'll study a
bit more as time permits the next days and might come back to you.
Feel free to add more observations, ideas/tips and tricks!
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