* at 26/01 11:33 +0000 Michael Stevens said:
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 11:30:28AM +0000, Struan Donald wrote:
> > on the other hand kickstart files aren't that tricky to write and you
> > can then set up the box in a sensible way (or something approaching
> > that) and it's very easy to set up a chunk of boxes the same. 
> > 
> > of course you a box to put the kcikstart stuff on (assuming network
> > install...)
> Isn't kickstart a solaris thing, or have redhat developed new stuff
> I didn't know about?
> If it is just a solaris thing, I was holding up solaris boxes as being
> GOOD because they don't come with much stuff installed. For servers,
> I see this as a desirable feature.
> One of these days I must play with the FAI (fully automatic installation)
> stuff for debian.

kickstart is (i assume) teh redhat equiv of FAI. or at least it is if
FAI is stick floppy in system, create symlink in some magic format i
can't quite remember on kickstart server and reboot box. go and make
beverage of choice, come back to newly installed box.


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