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Old 11-25-2013, 06:07 AM   #1
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automatic slackware installation


I'm starting a test project to verify if we can switch our client PCs from windows to linux.

I need a simple and automatic procedure to install and configure the new PCs.

I've read Alien's document about Slackware PXE Server, ok.

Now I need a way to do the setup without asking the human to choose the various options.
Something like a config file with kernel, keyborad, partitions, packages .... and other settings predefined.

Any suggestion ?

Thanks. Stefano.
 
Old 11-25-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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google slackware unattended install
 
Old 11-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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google slackware unattended install
Already done but not very usefull. As far as I can see there are (very)old documents or how to start the setup process after booting via PXE.

One option (which I'm studing ...) is to customize the setup scripts (/usr/lib/setup after booting from the DVD) ... but I hoped someone had already done
 
Old 11-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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Image Disk Drives

If all of the computers are the same, you could install a couple the way you want then copy the disk drive image to the other computers.

If there are only a few different types of computers you could still use this strategy, just copy the disks in groups according to computer type.

It may be faster to remove the disk drives and set up a "production line" for the copying then reinsert the drives.
 
Old 11-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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Already done but not very usefull.
this is from "Last update: Nov 06, 2011" and I think still applies.
Also I think this still applies.
And this.
Not exactly what you asked for, but gets the jobs done. All links from the very top of google results.
Have a nice day, bert

Last edited by someone named bert; 11-25-2013 at 07:41 PM. Reason: 1 typo
 
Old 11-26-2013, 05:56 AM   #6
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If all of the computers are the same, you could install a couple the way you want then copy the disk drive image to the other computers.

If there are only a few different types of computers you could still use this strategy, just copy the disks in groups according to computer type.

It may be faster to remove the disk drives and set up a "production line" for the copying then reinsert the drives.
thank you, but unfortunately we do buy PC in small lot, 2 o 3 times in the year, and not always the same model ... so I'm trying to find a more general solution
 
Old 11-26-2013, 05:57 AM   #7
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this is from "Last update: Nov 06, 2011" and I think still applies.
Also I think this still applies.
And this.
Not exactly what you asked for, but gets the jobs done. All links from the very top of google results.
Have a nice day, bert
I didn't see the last two, which are useful indeed ... thank you
 
  


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