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ShadowZ-invincible-Soul
i recently was hired as system administrator for a
university where they are in the process of switching
from fedora core 3 to ubuntu......the problem is i
need to install ubuntu on 300+ computers.....is there
anyway to do an automated install or network install
from the main server here on campus? i really don't
want to manually install ubuntu on each
pc......individually...
thanks in advance
Lee


               
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Re: multiple pc install

Lee Braiden-2
On Sunday 06 November 2005 18:31, ShadowZ-invincible-Soul wrote:
> i recently was hired as system administrator for a
> university where they are in the process of switching
> from fedora core 3 to ubuntu......the problem is i
> need to install ubuntu on 300+ computers.....is there
> anyway to do an automated install or network install
> from the main server here on campus? i really don't
> want to manually install ubuntu on each
> pc......individually...
> thanks in advance

Yes, there are a number of ways to do unattended network installs, even if the
distro doesn't support it.  Debian does though, in the shape of FAI.  I
haven't yet used it myself, but it seems to be very complete :)

   http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/

In particular, have a read at the FAI guide on that site:

   http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/fai-guide.html/

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Re: multiple pc install

Daniel Robitaille
> > i recently was hired as system administrator for a
> > university where they are in the process of switching
> > from fedora core 3 to ubuntu......the problem is i
> > need to install ubuntu on 300+ computers.....is there
> > anyway to do an automated install or network install
> > from the main server here on campus? i really don't
> > want to manually install ubuntu on each
> > pc......individually...
> > thanks in advance
>
> Yes, there are a number of ways to do unattended network installs, even if the
> distro doesn't support it.  Debian does though, in the shape of FAI.  I
> haven't yet used it myself, but it seems to be very complete :)
>
>    http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/
>
> In particular, have a read at the FAI guide on that site:
>
>    http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/fai-guide.html/

The wiki has a page for FAi under Hoary:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DeployingHoaryWithFAI

It would be nice if someone with experience with FAI under Ubuntu
Breezy add the info to the wiki since that wiki page is getting old.



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Re: multiple pc install

Dennis Kaarsemaker
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On zo, 2005-11-06 at 18:56 +0000, Lee Braiden wrote:
> Yes, there are a number of ways to do unattended network installs, even if the
> distro doesn't support it.  Debian does though, in the shape of FAI.  I
> haven't yet used it myself, but it seems to be very complete :)

The debian installer itself is also suited for this...
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Re: multiple pc install

Dennis Kaarsemaker
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On zo, 2005-11-06 at 10:31 -0800, ShadowZ-invincible-Soul wrote:

> i recently was hired as system administrator for a
> university where they are in the process of switching
> from fedora core 3 to ubuntu......the problem is i
> need to install ubuntu on 300+ computers.....is there
> anyway to do an automated install or network install
> from the main server here on campus? i really don't
> want to manually install ubuntu on each
> pc......individually...
> thanks in advance
> Lee
I have done such a thing at the University of Amsterdam, it's documented
on wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOnCluster


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