BIVBlog #18: Adding post-installation scripts to installation images

This final episode of the diskless network rescue/install system takes a look at how to customize newly installed systems on first reboot—and the surprises I’ve run into while trying to resize partitions and file systems to make use of the entire physical disk installed to.

Table of Contents

00:01:50 Resizing the C: partition on an image-installed Windows 7 using a diskpart script
00:04:30 How to start a batch file on boot
00:07:30 Is this suitable for Unixes in a datacenter style environment?
00:08:20 What about the Windows SID, and the various UUIDs on Unix?
00:09:30 Customizing Unixes on first boot
00:09:58 Using and abusing /etc/rc.local
00:16:10 Resizing live FreeBSD ZFS pools—or despair trying…
00:25:55 Linux fdisk, cfdisk and parted woes
00:35:00 Do image-based installations make sense in a datacenter environment?


Long term IPv6 evangelist/book author/trainer/consultant and generic Unix guy (*BSD, Linux, Solaris, and about a dozen more).

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