|Magnus on Wed, 9 Jul 2003 22:04:05 -0400|
This is where PLUG comes in...I was hoping to recruit as many people as
The trick is to automate the installs. For Red Hat, I've had some success with Kickstart (but not today... I tried doing something new and it didn't work as expected...)
I have been in a similar boat where I got a large number of PC's, mostly alike (though with some differences) and used kickstart to automate the Linux installs (used Ghost for the Windows machines).
You spend most of your time at the front end deciding the proportions for disk partitioning, with minimums & maximums, what packages you want installed by default, post-install script, etc. You're also going to want a big fat network switch, and borrow an ftp server with a gigabit link to the big fat ethernet switch (which will help you handle concurrent loads). Of course, this being a volunteer project you might have to live with whatever you can scrape up and just let the installs take longer.
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