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Hello and welcome to the FAI wiki.
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This is a public wiki for users and developers of FAI.
  
This is a public wiki for [http://fai-project.org FAI - Fully Automatic Installation].
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= About FAI =
It is a place for users and developers of FAI to share information. If you have some information on FAI to share, please register [[wiki registration]]. Also, please read [[editing rules]].
 
  
= About FAI =
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FAI is a tool for fully automatic installation of Debian and other Linux Distributions via network, custom install CD, or into a chroot environment.
  
FAI is a tool for fully automatic (unless you explicitly wish to get some questions on each install) installation of Debian and other Linux Distributions via network, custom install cd, or into a chroot environment. Some people also use it to install Windows.
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FAI works script-based as opposed to full image based - so it is very flexible, and can be used to install very heterogeneous infrastructures. It uses a class-based system (think of classes as system types that can be combined with each other, as long as they are not technically conflicting) to define configurations in some simple textfiles.
  
FAI works script-based as opposed to full image based (if you wish so, we can also install any kind of image) - so it is very flexible, and can be used to install very heterogeneous infrastructures. It uses a class-based system (think of classes as system types that can be combined with each other, as long as they are not technically conflicting) to define configurations in some simple textfiles.
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It is also used to update running systems without completely reinstalling them with the softupdate functionality - so you have one single point of configuration for installation and updates.
  
It is also used to update running systems without completely reinstalling them with the softupdate functionality - so you have one single point of configuration for installation and updates.
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= Getting started =
  
= Getting FAI =
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* FAI CD https://fai-project.org/fai-cd/
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* FAIme build service for customized installation and cloud images https://fai-project.org/FAIme
  
* download it from: http://fai-project.org/download/
 
* check out the sources from git:
 
<pre>git clone git://github.com/faiproject/fai.git</pre>
 
  
 
= Documentation and examples =
 
= Documentation and examples =
  
== official - from the FAI developer team ==
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== Official - from the FAI developer team ==
 
* [http://fai-project.org/guide/ FAI guide]
 
* [http://fai-project.org/guide/ FAI guide]
 
* [http://fai-project.org/doc/man/ Manpages in HTML Format]
 
* [http://fai-project.org/doc/man/ Manpages in HTML Format]
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== FAI in the real world ==
 
== FAI in the real world ==
* [http://fai-project.org/reports User reports] by filling out the [http://fai-project.org/questionnaire FAI questionnaire]  
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* [http://fai-project.org/references/ References]
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* [http://fai-project.org/reports User reports]
 
* [[Success Stories]] - who is using FAI, how and why - and, when available pictures of the machines installed with FAI :)
 
* [[Success Stories]] - who is using FAI, how and why - and, when available pictures of the machines installed with FAI :)
  
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* [[helper scripts]] - add-on scripts that help using FAI
 
* [[helper scripts]] - add-on scripts that help using FAI
 
* [[user FAQ]] (from questions in the mailing list and on IRC #fai)
 
* [[user FAQ]] (from questions in the mailing list and on IRC #fai)
* [[Tips and tricks]] - to be filled up and actualized...
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* [[Developers information]]
* [[linux-fai mailing list infos]]
 
* [[reporting bugs]] and also maybe find fixes for problems.
 
* [[other installation tools]] - overview of other stuff seen in the wild web
 
 
 
== "third party" articles ==
 
 
 
* [http://fai-project.org/otherdocs/ Collection of articles, presentations, videos]
 
* [http://fai-project.org/cluster/ Clusters build with FAI]
 
* [[FAI Installation Overview|A visual overview]] of how all the pieces of an FAI installation fit together.
 
  
= Developer information =
 
* Moved to [[Developers information]]
 
  
 
= Wiki Information =
 
= Wiki Information =
  
* this wiki and FAI itself need a [[Logo]]
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* [[wiki registration | register for this wiki]]
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* [[editing rules | Editing rules]]
 
* [[FAIWiki:About | About this Wiki]] - info on this wiki
 
* [[FAIWiki:About | About this Wiki]] - info on this wiki
 
* [[help for editing]] (mainly mediawiki documentation links)
 
* [[help for editing]] (mainly mediawiki documentation links)
 
* [[editing rules]] - some ideas that make collaborative work here easier
 
* [[editing rules]] - some ideas that make collaborative work here easier
* practice wiki writing [[practice wiki writing|here]]
 
 
* [[FAI Wiki Administration Coordination]] - some infos on managing this wiki
 
* [[FAI Wiki Administration Coordination]] - some infos on managing this wiki

Latest revision as of 22:28, 30 January 2019

This is a public wiki for users and developers of FAI.

About FAI

FAI is a tool for fully automatic installation of Debian and other Linux Distributions via network, custom install CD, or into a chroot environment.

FAI works script-based as opposed to full image based - so it is very flexible, and can be used to install very heterogeneous infrastructures. It uses a class-based system (think of classes as system types that can be combined with each other, as long as they are not technically conflicting) to define configurations in some simple textfiles.

It is also used to update running systems without completely reinstalling them with the softupdate functionality - so you have one single point of configuration for installation and updates.

Getting started


Documentation and examples

Official - from the FAI developer team

FAI in the real world

User contributed in this wiki


Wiki Information