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Re: Wilderness Survival

> 2. RedHat already has a 'workstation' style installation which installs
>    only workstation style packages and also repartitions non-destructivly
>    automatically. I think this could be expanded upon to make
>    installations more automated. One possiblity is to snatch hardware
>    information directly from Windows (though, who would trust Windows with
>    their hardware? ;) Another thing is to make more assumptions about the
>    hardware. Be able to go into expert mode where you select everything
>    manually, but in default mode you assume things like US-101 key
>    keyboard, IDE HD and CD-ROM, no PCMCIA (I can just see ppl during the
>    install, "What's PCMCIA"? :) no SCSI adapters, very vanilla. Of course,
>    I'd like to be able to modify and create my own install disks with my
>    own default, maybe load configuartion from a file (Insert Disk with
>    Configuration File...)

RH also has a kickstart-file that you can use to automate most or all
of the installation. I haven't tried it yet, still trying to find the time
to update our computer labs and try using the kickstart-file in that.
It can set the packages to be installed, answer most of the questions etc.
See RH's docs for more info.


Ramin Miraftabi			Assistant, Department of Computer Science
ramin@cs.joensuu.fi				    University of Joensuu
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