Enterprise install

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Sat Apr 1 02:54:29 UTC 2006

Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 03:52:02PM +0100, Antony Gelberg wrote:
>> 1. Is it possible to install Ubuntu with the standard Debian setup of a
>> root user?    I know that the default is to have a standard local user
>> who belongs to various groups and can use sudo.  We don't want that.  We
>> will be pulling user and group information from LDAP, and don't want any
>> local users other than root.
> Yes. Install in expert mode and give a root password, and you'll get
> this behaviour.
>> 2. Is it possible to seed the Ubuntu install in the same way as Debian?
>>  We would like to automate large parts of it, with regard to things like
>> network configuration, installed packages etc.
> Yes. See:
>   http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/breezy/main/installer-i386/current/doc/manual/en/ch04s06.html
>     (Breezy)
>   http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/install/i386/ch04s06.html
>     (Dapper)
> Cheers,
iirc FAI [1] works perfectly with Ubuntu, but for a half a dozen
machines it would probably be massive overkill.

[1] http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/


Karl Goetz
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