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Old 07-10-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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What is the best way to create a SLED 10 image?


I am being tasked with creating a SLED 10 desktop image to roll out to a portion of our organization. We will then use Zen to distribute it.

What is the best way to go about this? AutoYast?

Thanks, Ryan
 
Old 07-10-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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Probably the easiest is to do a manual install first, having it generate an autoyast.xml file when finished. Then you can tune the autoyast file as needed.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 04:36 PM   #3
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Probably the easiest is to do a manual install first, having it generate an autoyast.xml file when finished. Then you can tune the autoyast file as needed.
Thanks.. What about image distribution? Any ideas?
 
Old 07-11-2006, 01:11 AM   #4
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Thanks.. What about image distribution? Any ideas?
Haven't used zen, so no ideas for that. With autoyast xml you can pretty much do a image install, if everything is set the right way. Why do you want a full image ?

Copy the cd data/packages to some local share (ftp/http/nfs )with installation source . This makes you a nice repository to be used in installation. You can use the same repo for as many autoyast xml-files as you want.

You dont need as much data as you would need with using a full image (like RIS needs in MS world).

Autoinstallation image contains everything for image deployment. Packages can be added/removed from default unattended installation, network services can be configured, root password, partitioning, keyboard layout,...

CHECK : http://forgeftp.novell.com//yast/doc...1/autoinstall/ for documentation

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Old 07-11-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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thanks!

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Originally Posted by onjoo
Haven't used zen, so no ideas for that. With autoyast xml you can pretty much do a image install, if everything is set the right way. Why do you want a full image ?

Copy the cd data/packages to some local share (ftp/http/nfs )with installation source . This makes you a nice repository to be used in installation. You can use the same repo for as many autoyast xml-files as you want.

You dont need as much data as you would need with using a full image (like RIS needs in MS world).

Autoinstallation image contains everything for image deployment. Packages can be added/removed from default unattended installation, network services can be configured, root password, partitioning, keyboard layout,...

CHECK : http://forgeftp.novell.com//yast/doc...1/autoinstall/ for documentation

thats just the info i needed, and a link to follow up on.

Thanks!
 
  


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