Re-inventing the Wheel
by Robison, Jonathon (M.)
I recognize that this problem has probably been tackled before, but I also recognize that there's probably a one line answer, too.
I have duplicated all the SuSE 8.2 CD's to an apache server and made them available via http.
What I want to end up with is a Floppy disk I can give out that people can boot to install SuSE. They need to be able to do all configuration as they normally would, EXCEPT that I want it to use MY list of rpm packages to install.
I can make an .sel file and place it with the others in the http server (I think) but what I need is a boot floppy that will let folks configure for their hardware, including partitioning, etc. but enforce my package list on their install.
In RH, I would just make a normal boot floppy, create/modify the ks.cfg, and the ks.cfg would list the packages but not much else, forcing the system to ask about anything not listed. It seems a little less straight-forward in SuSE.
Pointers on how to, or url's with existing HOWTO docs would be greatly appreciated!
Jonathon M. Robison
Linux Integration Analyst
Strategic Infrastructure Engineering