Karanbir Singh wrote:
Robert Moskowitz wrote:
I am building three identical systems. Well they will have different
host names, and with time the software setups will drift. But at install
time they are identical.
I would hope this is faster than 2 more installs.
do the install over the network from a http server, given the same
network, it would be many times faster to do the 2nd and 3rd install
using the ks.cfg generated from the 1st one ( as Terry Polzin already
pointed out ).
It will be many times faster than doing DD images of entire drives.
eg. in my case here, i can provision a new machine in 2 min and 43
seconds for a base+core minimal centos-5 install. installing over http
from a machine on a GiB/sec link and installing to a 2 disk raid-1
There is much good to say about using kickstart method than learning a
new approach like Clonezilla. I have not used kickstart since Centos
4.something, so I have no good notes and will have to dig again. But
this is pretty much a one-time clone and Clonezilla does not seem to set
up the partitioning info on the new drive so that would be one more
thing to learn.
So I take the anaconda-ks.cfg file, add stuff so it will boot off the
network and use the update repo as well as the base. Then rediscover the
command to run linux from a kickstart file on a diskette.
Piece of CAKE!
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