Equivalent of Red Hat's kickstart or SUSE's AutoYAST?

Anders Karlsson trudheim at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 05:41:37 UTC 2006

On 1/5/06, Carlos A. Carnero Delgado <carloscarnero at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there!


> after several weeks of testing Ubuntu Server 5.10, I am very pleased
> with it. Now, I'm ready for the next batch of tests. Problem is that I
> need to install it on several hundred machines with the very same
> hardware specs.
> Is there something for Ubuntu like Red Hat's kickstart or SUSE's AutoYAST?

Debian uses something called a 'preseed' file, in which you can do all
sorts of funky stuff. I've done some work with netinstalling Debian
(not Ubuntu) but process should be the same. Through the preseed file,
you can set the answers to all the questions that the installer will
ask you, and there are ways to do quite advanced stuff.

Just did a quick google, and http://www.hands.com/d-i/ looks
interesting (not implemented yet according to his site, but spot on
what you want to do) and http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
will describe how the d-i stuff works (it is what Ubuntu uses :)


Anders Karlsson <trudheim at gmail.com>

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