Auto OS Install Process
fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 17:21:27 UTC 2013
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On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 10:14:52AM -0500, bruce wrote:
> What I'd really like is the ability to set two partitions
> PartitionA - base/minimal OS
> -used to just do a netinstall to setup partitionB with the real OS, and
> the actual system that's going to contain the VM
> -when this partition is invoked, it automatically does a netinstall to
> set up partitionB
> -after doing the netinstall, the process then resets whatever is needed
> to then boot into partitionB
> PartitionB - complete/full OS, along with all the rest of the system/env files
> -created by the netinstall process from Partition A, the minimal install/OS
> -has the ability to also do a "netinstall" to reinstall the OS for the
> partition A OS
> -has the ability to set the system, so the next reboot, it goes into
> Partition A
>From what I understand you expect on partitition dedicated for
installation of other partitions. I do not understand why you need
that. Kickstart files offers you a completely automated way to install
from disk images on local disks, over the network, and repositories.
You can put your image on a partition, and treat that as your
PartitionA. You could then use different kickstart files to setup
systems with different customisations. Doesn't that work?
I maybe missing something, maybe you want to do this remotely. In that
case it should still be possible, but you would need a separate "command
& control" machine for that. I believe many vendors like Dell, IBM
offer such solutions. I have personally seen a Dell system with 10 real
servers being installed & setup this way. If your setup is at home, you
could repurpose a old machine for this purpose.
Hope this helps,
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