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Re: [suse-autoinstall] *** 8.1 - how to SAVE custom packages selection to floppy DURING the installation??..
  • From: Claudia Goldbrunner <claudia_goldbrunner@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 11:15:59 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <200211171218.27801.claudia_goldbrunner@xxxxxx>
On Saturday 16 November 2002 22:55, George Roubchinsky wrote:
> Could You please shortly check the following, just in general?
> First is to install kind of "reference" system and do package selection
> by hands without saving to a floppy immediately on first install (like
> 8.0 was able by package
> selection screen interface).
That's it...

> Next - use the installed system's YaST Control Center - Misc -
> Autoinstall.
> Next - go through the interface carefully, in result something, in form
> of file, will be generated.
> Next - if I need only clone the software selection but nothing more -
> edit this file by some way to remove all extra
> info.. And/or edit the file for some other reasons (I want another or
> manual partitioning for instance on next install).
You can edit it with the same interface where you cloned the computer. It's
the botton next to clone.

> Next - just put this file on the empty floppy as autoinst.xml (yes?).
Right. Must have that name otherwise YAST won't recognize it at the next

> Next - on second (cloned) system just start installation booting from
> CD1 or DVD but
> typing 'autoyast=floppy' <enter> on the initial boot screen, insert that
> floppy before.
> That's it - installation will read that file and start with that cloned
> info in place..
> So - is it in general correct?
Yes it is :-)

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