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Old 06-01-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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Linux bare metal installer?


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Old 06-01-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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Hang on...
First off...welcome to Linux. Secondly...brave to tackle this task...
What do you mean "bare metal"? As in "no GUI"? That's pretty simple...servers basically never get one from me...
I have several options...Debian here runs with no GUI...
You need a NET installer...basically that is an installer that has the bare base of the system that you can complete as required...
Manjaro is like that too..
Or...the mini ISO for Ubuntu...
And...welcome tot he forum
 
Old 06-03-2015, 09:25 AM   #3
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Hi, I'm fairly new to Linux and getting my feet wet with the process of installing servers. What are you guys using for bare metal installs? I got a notification today about a tool called ''. Did anybody heard about it? Here is what they claim:

"The installer is designed to take any bare physical or virtual machine and turn it into a working Linux server. Zero prerequisites simplify and speed disk configuration and OS installation, taking systems from bare metal to a ping and a prompt in minutes. sss delivers ‘Step Zero’ automation in an advanced, parallelized, and parameterized solution. Users can get Linux servers online without complexity, in less time, and with fewer errors."

I downloaded the ISO from their site: and I'm thinking about to giving it a shot.
I hate to say this, but this whole post sounds like cleverly disguised spam, complete with a web link.

There are SEVERAL bare metal recovery tools which are totally free, well known, and well documented. Things like mondoarchive, systemimager, and mkcdrec. There are also a bunch of network-install tools (spacewalk, kickstart, etc.), which can be used to install servers with next to no intervention.
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:56 PM   #4
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Appears to be RedHat (& derivatives) only, so not very useful either.
 
Old 06-03-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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For a bare metal install, I use the install *.iso from the distro's website. It hasn't failed me yet.

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Old 06-04-2015, 01:16 AM   #6
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TB0ne,

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I hate to say this, but this whole post sounds like cleverly disguised spam, complete with a web link.
I agree.
 
Old 06-04-2015, 05:09 AM   #7
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I hate to say this, but this whole post sounds like cleverly disguised spam, complete with a web link.
Dang, did not notice that...
 
Old 06-04-2015, 03:45 PM   #8
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From their web page it seems to be more of a turnkey install method somewhat like kickstart might config the entire system automatically.

"...

What is Stacki

Stacki (short for “Stack Installer”). Stacki is the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use Linux server provisioning tool. There are zero prerequisites for taking systems from bare metal to a ping and a prompt. This includes parallel installation of Red Hat Enterprise or any of its derivatives and configuration of things such as:

DNS
DHCP, TFTP, PXE
Parallel Execution Shell
Cluster Networking
Multiple Distributions
Host Discovery
Host Assignment via Spreadsheet
Partition Configuration
Storage Controller Configuration

Stacki is open source and is intended to invite collaboration..."

Interesting at least. Does come close to what we might call spam. OP might point out his connection to the site if any.

Open source projects are welcome to many of the members here.

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Old 06-04-2015, 05:24 PM   #9
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he erased the original! while we were trying to find our way...
we were trying to figure out if it was spam or not...
 
Old 06-04-2015, 06:03 PM   #10
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It's evident, publicity is great, negative publicity hurts. The OP did the right thing.
Not sure if OP came with straight-forward approach would've worked but it would've probably had better outcome.
But googling linux bare metal installer leads you to the site
https://www.google.com/search?q=linu...utf-8&oe=utf-8
 
Old 06-04-2015, 06:26 PM   #11
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excusing myself from this thread...
 
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