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Re: [TCLUG:4460] RedHat 5.2 + Errata + Gnome 1.0 + KDE + More Stuff(Really Re: kickstart)

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Peter Lukas wrote:

> What do you do whenever a machine needs to be rebuilt?  Do you have to
> visit every individual machine with it's own individual kickstart
> bootdisk?  200+ kickstart floppies seems to be a lot to keep track of.

No, we just use the stock bootdisk.  The kickstart config files are on the
BOOTP server.  The RedHat installer NFS mounts the directory with the
configs and grabs the file corresponding to the clients IP address.  But
yes, we would actually have to walk up to wherever the machine is and
insert the disk, and boot with "linux ks".

As far as updates, I've just been installing them by hand as they are
released (for the machines that have already been installed), and updating
the kickstart tree so that the updates are included for future installs.

I'd like to develope a system to keep track of which machines have what
updates, and automate the process of installing the update rpms that RedHat
releases...just haven't had time to deal with that yet.  Any suggestions?

Mark A Bentley                  Email:
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