Ubuntu on cluster

Scott J. Henson scotth at csee.wvu.edu
Fri Jul 15 15:33:09 UTC 2005

Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:

>Starting monday, I will be installing Ubuntu on a cluster to be used for
>a class in september :))
>I'm doing lots of reading about PXEboot, preseed etc...
>Just have a few quick qusetions:
>* Can the Ubuntu installer make /home be mounted via NFS?
>  I suppose 'echo [fstab line] >> /etc/fstab' as 
>  base-config/late-command can do this trick, but there must be a 
>  better way :)
I would recommend using automount.  Its much better.  We use it here on 
Ubuntu with ease.

>* If I install nis via base-config/late-command, can I somehow 
>  preseed its answers, or is there another way to install nis? 
Generally you can preseed the debconf database somehow, or install in 
non-interactive mode and then copy in conf files afterwards.  We use a 
variation of the second one with great success.

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