On 8/24/05, John Jolet <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I saw that and it's on my list of things to try, but I need to have this up
and running by saturday.  That seemed like a great thing, but maybe less
simple than just tarring up the package.  I definately think something like
that going forward would be perfect, but is there a simpler short-term
solution?  I'll go down the partimage path as well right now, though.

On Wednesday 24 August 2005 13:57, Michael Crute wrote:
> On 8/24/05, John Jolet < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Can someone point me to a reference that explains how to make your
> > own stage files? It seemed to me that the stage3 stage file was
> > pretty much a bzipped tar file of an installed system. Is this
> > correct, or is there more to it? I've got a working system that I
> > now need to replicate exactly across 13 more. I was thinking just
> > tar up the install and use it as a stage file in the normal install.
> > Is this naive?
> > --
> > gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list
> I think what you want is partimage (http://www.partimage.org/).
> -Mike

John Jolet
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I don't see why you wouldn't be able to `tar -cjvf --preserve-permissions --recursion mystage.tbz2 /`. Test it out with one machine first but I think that should create your "stage" you will still have to install GRUB or LILO though, everything else should be the same. Also make sure you use -xvjpf when you extract it so it retains the file permissions. Let me know if this works as I am in need of the same type of system.


Michael E. Crute
Software Developer
SoftGroup Development Corporation

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