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Old 11-20-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
jjp001
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Question Installing Debian Over a Network (NFS?)


Hello,

I am a newbie to Debian and am trying to figure out how to set up an internal distribution server that will allow the installation of the contents of the seven or eight Debian CDs to reside in one location then install them onto other PCs on the same network using a boot diskette.

I know Red Hat has a way to do this using an NFS share on the distribution server; they outline the procedure in their website. Alas, I cannot find a site with similar instructions for a Debian distribution server.

Thank you in advance for your reply.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:43 PM   #2
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Why not mirror the Debian tree on your server, and use the boot-floppies to install, just pointing the NFS mount to the said server (after setting up NFS).
 
Old 11-21-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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There a few ways to tackle this. The first is the net install as mentioned above using NFS. 2. If the other pc's are almost identical to the first then do a single install create an image of the drive with PartImage and install the image on the other pc's. 3. Use the cd's as the source do apt-cdrom add and it will ask you to name the cd eg Disk_1 etc.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 02:28 PM   #4
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This is what you will have to do.

1. Enable the nfs server.

2. create iso images of each cd on your hard disk. You will need 5 GB to to do that

3. mount these images on the hard disk using loop device under your nfs exported directory. to a client it will look like you have 7 cd drives on your machine

4. To do the above I suggest you download and read the excellent "debian reference manual" available at www.debian.org

Good luck
 
  


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