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LinuxPlanet: Rolling Out Unattended Debian Installations (Part 2)

Dec 13, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Last week, Part 1 covered the basic configuration for a Debian FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) server. Today we'll configure the client installations--network server settings, what software is going to be installed, and the client boot methods. FAI supports network booting, which is fast and easy when it works. FAI also supports booting the clients from FAI boot diskettes.

"Most modern network cards and mainboards support network booting. For example, the Linksys LNE100TX, LNE100M, the D-Link DFE 500 series, Netgear FA312, Intel PRO/100, most 3Com cards, and most IBM network adapters support netbooting. There are three parts to enabling netbooting. First, you need an NIC and mainboard that support netbooting..."

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