More info ... I am imaging Ubuntu 9.10 server onto the primary drive from a boot stick that grabs the master image from a server that has the image. That image configures its network with DHCP. Once the host is up with its DHCP temporary IP, an automated login via SSH runs rsync to load additional files as needed, which includes setup scripts. One does a network setup to give the machine a static IP address and reboots again. Another SSH login to the static IP runs the second script to select what packages this machine needs, removes packages not needed, does an update, upgrade, installs needed packages, reruns update to be sure, and reboots again. It should be ready to be a server at this point.
Last edited by Skaperen; 01-18-2010 at 10:07 AM.