[et-mgmt-tools] Re: LiveCD installs

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Mon Jul 9 14:39:47 UTC 2007

adamwolf at feelslikeburning.com wrote:
> Silly me.  Sending the wrong script out.
> Attached is the proper script.
> Adam Wolf
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This is a neat trick... while you could just serve up the kickstart in 
question over http:// already, the IP address autodetection allows for 
having one boot image for multiple cobbler system entries, and have them 
discovered automatically.   

In Cobbler 0.5.0, for those unfamiliar, you can do:

cobbler system add --name=xyz1234--mac=AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF 
--ip= --profile=foo1
cobbler system add --name=xyz1235 --mac=AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:EE 
--ip= --profile=foo2

and in this case, the same modified rescue disk image could reinstall 
the system appropriately depending on the recognized IP. when booted would get "foo1" and could get 
"foo2".   Nice.

This gets us to most of where we want to be going with the full-on Live 
CD -- which would probably additionally offer:
(A)  automatic MAC address detection in addition to IP detection
(B)  having one boot image for all distributions (the above requires a 
distribution-specific image)

I'll include this in 0.5.1 ... if the full-on Live CD makes some of this 
redundant, it won't hurt anything -- and more importantly, it's already
available :)


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