[lug] CLUE Installfest next Saturday: install or upgrade fed core 4->6?

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Wed Nov 8 18:33:50 MST 2006

David L. Anselmi wrote:
> Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> [...]
>> We install pretty much all of our machines, including FC5 and FC6, 
>> from PXE
>> over the net.  It tends to work extremely well for me, and is blazingly
>> fast.  Our typical installs take around 5 minutes, but they also usually
>> are fairly minimal, installing only around 1GB of data.  Much faster than
>> CD installs though.
> Since I have the ISOs on the server, rather than unpack them I loop 
> mount them under fedora/[1-5].  Supposedly the installer knows how to 
> handle a repository divided that way but when I tested it with FC5 it 
> would choke looking for a package that was under fedora/2.
> Maybe that's easy to fix, maybe a bug in the installer (which I pulled 
> off the CD and stuck in PXE), or maybe it's just too wierd a setup.
> How do you set up your RPM repository for net installs?
> Dave

At work, we use PXE to point at a kickstart file which points at a dir 
with just the ISOs in it.  The ISO dir is shared via nfs.


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