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Re: a wibble wish list



On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 11:31, Christopher Chan wrote:
> Chadley Wilson wrote:
> > 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
> > drives.
> 
> Is your switch saturated or the Gigabit link that is? Can you add a few 
> more NIC cards to the rpm repository box?
I am not sure what you mean! :-/
> 
> > 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
> > apps! 
> 
> So you are saying with a network install your boys and gals still need 
> to some more installing of apps that don't come with the distro?

Yes! because I don't have a repository, We use std NFS from the ISOs on
the server.

> > 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
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