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