[Nottingham] Better than Windows? was: Response on awareness day

Andy Davidson andy at nosignal.org
Fri Nov 4 06:57:10 GMT 2005

Graeme Fowler wrote:
> Using PXE boot, a network install over a gigabit LAN and a pared-down
> kickstart file I have an FC4 webserver install, including running mke2fs
> to zap EXT3 partitions onto a pair of mirrored 80GB SATA drives down to
> just over three minutes from power-on. OK, that's using IBM servers so
> the internals are pretty zippy, but still.


> CD-ROM installs are so last century, darling ;-)

We replicated a number of boxes at the end of last  year using 'System 
Imager' which integrated into Debian very nicely - last time I checked, 
kickstart was Redhat only.  It is a very good tool, though.


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