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sahil.jammu 07-07-2011 01:32 PM

How to install Linux on multiple desktops parallely
Hello All,

I have used various distro's but so far the interaction was always with standalone workstation, max few machines/servers.

I was thinking of a scenario, where say - Linux has to be installed on 20 servers with similar packages and configuration, what would be the best solution to tackle such scenario....


andrewthomas 07-07-2011 01:39 PM

If they have similar disk sizes, then you could do one install and use clonezilla to image the drives.

TobiSGD 07-07-2011 01:43 PM

Depends on the OS. I worked some time ago at a PC-vendor were all systems were delivered with Ubuntu preinstalled (between 50 and 100 systems a day). I managed that with a preseeded network install and some custom scripts, was pretty easy once you understand how it works. AFAIK something similar is possible using Kickstart for RPM based systems or a more general solution like FAI.

karlochacon 07-07-2011 02:26 PM

there's also cobbler for linux install automation

bsat 07-08-2011 12:21 AM

If your systems are similar, you can try using acronis. You can place the image in a server and launch the installation in other systems through netwrok.

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