The DRBL project (Wsa Re: "Stateless Linux" project)

Steven Shiau steven at
Tue Sep 14 08:55:41 UTC 2004

Hi... We run a project called DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux) . The 
website is (Traditional Chinese)
and (English).
Maybe someone can have a look at that, some part of DRBL are similar to 
this Stateless Linux project.
DRBL runs well on RedHat, Fedora, Mandrake and Debian.
In Taiwan, more than 100 sites already downloaded and run DRBL, some of 
them are schools (Primary/High school/University), some of them are NPO 
and buisness companies.
check this:

Also, there is a program comes with DRBL called "Clonezilla". It can let 
people to massively clone the system image to the harddisk of client 
computers. The function of clonezilla is quite similar to the Symantec 
Ghost Corporate Edition®. For more information about clonezilla, check this: (English)
and (Traditional Chinese)

> Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 01:04:48 +0200
> From: Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at>
> Subject: Re: "Stateless Linux" project
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora Core
> 	<fedora-devel-list at>
> Message-ID: <20040913230448.GG20176 at>
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> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 02:42:35PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
>>Red Hat engineering is starting a new project we're calling
>>"stateless Linux" for lack of a better name - some components of this
>>are already in Rawhide, and others will be appearing shortly.
>>We've been keeping the project a little bit quiet at first, but now
>>we've written it up in some detail:
>> - an overview document, available from
>> - a HOWTO document and a couple associated RPMs, available from
>>There aren't many new RPMs for this, because stateless Linux isn't a
>>single codebase or package, it's a set of changes across the
>>distribution (you might think of it as a "philosophy"). Most of the
>>changes are already in Rawhide (the highlights are mentioned in the
>>StatelessLinux.pdf document).
>>Appreciate feedback, especially from anyone who has time to try out
>>the HOWTO. We expect the code to change quite a bit as issues and
>>suggestions come in.
> It looks very promising, and reminds in part of fai, the Debian
> installer with centralised (and CVS managed) host configuration. Could
> some parts of fai (like the class based configuration file repository)
> be taken over?

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