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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