DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-06
Re: Remote Install
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Hi guys, me again!
> :Is there currently a way to install over ssh, or a way of hacking the
> :installer to do so? I have sshd etc starting boot which is all fine,
> :however obviously the installer wants a real console. Alternatively,
> :can someone point me towards a good guide for scripting it?
> :Joe Holden
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> :E: email@example.com
> The installer has numerous installation mechanisms but ssh isn't one
> of them. I've never used anything but the console installer so I
> just don't know how the other methods operate.
> There is also rconfig, which basically allows you to script the
> install. The idea is that you maintain the rconfig script(s) on
> a server and run rconfig in server mode on that machine.
> On the client you boot with the ISO, login as root, configure your
> network (e.g. by doing 'dhclient em0' or whatever), then run rconfig -a.
> The client finds the rconfig server, downloads the script, and runs it.
> I haven't done this in a while so this script may be out of date.
> You'd have to experiment with it. I suggest setting up rconfig and
> playing around. What I like about rconfig is that it is really easy
> to test scripts... since you are booting from the CD, and the script
> is stored on the server, you just rconfig -a, check the results, mess
> around with the script on the server, and rconfig -a again until you
> have it right.
Thanks Matt, this seems like the best option, as I can customise it for
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