[et-mgmt-tools] Revisor / Cobbler and Revisor for CentOS5/RHEL5

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Wed Jul 4 14:10:28 UTC 2007

Jim Wildman wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2007, Michael DeHaan wrote:
>> Just as an update, I was talking with Jereon van Meeuwen and Jonathan 
>> Steffan on #cobbler yesterday, and we bounced around a few ideas.
>> One idea is a LiveCD that invokes koan.   This would allow for PXEing 
>> in environments that have a cobbler server, but can't have a PXE 
>> server.   They have an early test build, though it has some trouble 
>> detecting hard drives (apparently due to something with libata).   As 
>> this also could be accomplished with a hacked up syslinux PXE boot 
>> image and a standard /tftpboot tree, there may be other ways to 
>> accomplish this worth exploring.
>> Another idea is importing a cobbler profile and making a 
>> (non-networked) installable Live CD out of it -- pulling the needed 
>> packages from the various local cobbler repos onto the CD.
> This would be extremely useful to us.  +100 :-)

Revisor currently has some issues detecting hard drives in computers 
(which I hope can be resolved), though I've also had some suggestions on 
how to do this with Live CD creator -- the syslinux idea may also work.

We'll get it one way or the other :)

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