a wibble wish list

Chadley Wilson chadley at pinteq.co.za
Thu Jun 10 08:57:25 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 10:43, Christopher Chan wrote:
> Chadley Wilson wrote:

> > It still requires loading each system one by one, whether by network or
> > CD +- 45 mins per system.
> eh? You can have multiple systems installing via the network.
Well I certainly appreciate the help, but I think you have missed my
point, I am pressed for time and deadlines, from CD-Rom the smaller PCs
(2.0 Gig Celerons 128 MB Ram) take 45 Mins plus to install, if I run
network installs and there are 3 machines per techie loading, its close
to 60 machines simultaneously. The speed reduction on a gigabit lan is
incredible it drops to nearly an hour and a half per system. So
duplicating the drives is the only solution we have @ 20 mins for 16
I can prepare close 448 Linux hard drives a day using my two disk
duplicators. But with the windows drive I can triple that with ease,
because it only dumps the data not the free space too, a dump takes 3
mins for a 3gig install.

So as you can see we are moving huge volumes and can't afford the usual
conventional methodes for installation we must duplicate, and thats why
I wanted a more desktop complete package, so that setting up a master
drive will be quicker. Not necessarily with the latest packages and
We spend a enough time getting other funny hardware working as it is.
Please understand we can spend two day getting a master right we have
two hours tops.
Chadley Wilson
Soon 2 B RHCE
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