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Re: [SLE] a way to pre-install suSE ?
  • From: Michael Hasenstein <mha@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:13:05 -0700
  • Message-id: <3CC46ED1.6070403@xxxxxxxx>
rnc-suse wrote:

I have used the dd utility to clone disks. That worked fine and if the IP
address was gotten via DHCP in theory each box could boot on the network
w/o problem. Wouldn't even have to go through the setup stuff that
Windows does. Guess you could have
a script that ran at firt boot then removed itself that would update the
hostname. Don't think much else would need to be changed.

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Linux - User wrote:

Hi guys.. .is there any way that allow me to Pre-Install SuSE (what ever the version is) on a Server or on a PC ?

I mean... like the Servers, PC's or notebook''s that came with other OS Pre installed and the only thing that it's need to be done it's just finish the configuration of the Box.

I haven't tried that, but you might be able to also use some lines in /etc/init.d/boot "# look for stuff to do for first bootup" which is what the yast2 installer uses if it has to reboot the system during installation, after CD #1 is done (which is true if the installed kernel is different from the install-kernel, e.g. on SMP machines), to finish what it started.

This *should* bring you right into the yast2 installation screens for setting up X and network, etc. So when the user powers the machine on for the first time they can do their local adjustments for X and their network settings.


PS: Maybe it's the section in /etc/init.d/boot following the one I mentioned, called "# Let YaST2 finish its installation". In any case, I mention that file only so that you can see what the system does, to trigger that behavior you simply have to create a file (with "touch") /var/adm/setup/setup.newinst and/or /usr/lib/YaST/.configured2 and/or /var/lib/YaST2/runme_at_boot.

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