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.
BIVBlog #17: Creating installation images for the diskless installer
With the diskless installer all set up, what’s missing now are installation images. In this episode I explain how to create them, what to watch out for and how to ensure they are efficient and convenient to use.
BIVBlog #16: Setting up a diskless installer
With the rescue system from the previous two episodes in place, it is almost straightforward to extend it such that it caters for the installation of pre-built disk images on the target machines.