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Thread: Cloning and automation of installtion - 10.3

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    Default Cloning and automation of installtion - 10.3

    Hallooo. My challenge (because, of course, we don't have problems anymore) is this: I've installed 10.3 - removing and adding modules in Yast, setting up the desired partitions etc. I now need to do it again on n machines. Lots of them. Not all at once, necessarily but I need _that_ installation on any number of machines. I'd also like to run a post-installation shell script that tweaks a few permissions. TO what extent can this be automated? I noticed a 'Clone this installation?' option at the end of the installation. Is this about to become my best friend?
    How does that work?

    I'd be grateful for any references / wisdom on repeating installations with a minimuim of fuss (effort ;-)).

    Thanks

    Mark

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Cloning and automation of installtion - 10.3

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    Look up 'autoyast' online or in the documentation. It is a great tool
    and makes an XML file to guide subsequent installations all the way
    through with minimal/no user interaction after the install is started
    specifying that file. As a note any post-install stuff you did will not
    be in that file but you could probably do a lot of that before the
    install so it all gets in that file. There have been other threads in
    these and the SLES/SLED forums on how to run scripts after the fact
    though I don't recall their outcome right now.

    Good luck.





    sparkietm wrote:
    | Hallooo. My challenge (because, of course, we don't have problems
    | anymore) is this: I've installed 10.3 - removing and adding modules in
    | Yast, setting up the desired partitions etc. I now need to do it again
    | on n machines. Lots of them. Not all at once, necessarily but I need
    | _that_ installation on any number of machines. I'd also like to run a
    | post-installation shell script that tweaks a few permissions. TO what
    | extent can this be automated? I noticed a 'Clone this installation?'
    | option at the end of the installation. Is this about to become my best
    | friend?
    | How does that work?
    |
    | I'd be grateful for any references / wisdom on repeating installations
    | with a minimuim of fuss (effort ;-)).
    |
    | Thanks
    |
    | Mark
    |
    |
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    Default Re: Cloning and automation of installtion - 10.3

    I'll have a look at autoyast - thanks for the reply.

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