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Old 04-11-2003, 03:00 AM   #1
hitesh_linux
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Lightbulb How to make Ghost CD's for Linux.


Hi,

How to make Ghost CD's for Linux.

i mean, I just have to put one linux cd in cdrom and it's run automaticaly and first it install one satble OS(RHL 7.2 or 8.0) with all server configuartion and including all services...

insted wasting time to insatll one Os and confi all server and also services ,just make it one CD....,it done all work for us.
so we don't have to do same setup for very client....


I mean, as i have created one WIN$ Ghost including this,

1)win98se
2)office 2000
3)some usesul software
4)anti Vius 2003

so i also want to make one ghost cd linux cd....

which include all important configuration services and important server like

1)one stable os (server with 7.2 or 8.0)
2)mail confi
3)DNS sever
4)proxy server

so any one how to make one ghost CD 's for linux.......
i prefer Redhat 7.2 or 8.0

any one have any idea on this ????

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Hitesh
 
Old 04-11-2003, 07:47 AM   #2
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The way that I'd recommend you do this is to install the basic system and create a tarball of the system, then you just lob it on a CD with something like ISOLinux (most of the installers use ISO linux any way) and then just execute the tar command once the HDD is mounted. This will then extract the base system with the basic software installed onto the disk. You'll need to try and create a system that is contained in 700mb or less. I have a slackware system that is installed in this, it runs a mail server, a webserver and some extra things (including an IRCd), you'll want to make sure that the system is running without anything unecerssary (i.e. DONT USE REDHAT ). Also make sure that any source code files are deleted so that they dont take up space! The other option would be to take the /usr partition and /var and other additional partitions on the disk onto _seperate_ CDs and just tar and gzip the / and /etc partitions on the disk. This would then allow this to be untarred onto the disk and the others to be added later.

AFAIK, I havent found a decent ghost program for Linux (including *spit* commercial software).

HTH.

Shak
 
  


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