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What's the official website for FAI?
What order are scripts executed in?
Scripts are executed in class definition order, and in numerical order within each class.
For example, if the classes FOO and BAR were defined (in that order), and
S30, the order of execution would be:
make-fai-nfsroot dies silently, Why?
Restarted it with more debug output (-v) and (-r) to recover yielded: Reading Package Lists...
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room E: Error occured while processing phpgroupware- netsaint (NewPackage) E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/172.25.1.52:9999 _debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
As I my default
/etc/apt/sources.list read in stable, testing and unstable, apt-get needs a lot
of space for its internal tables. Therefore I had also a special
apt.conf which is missing in the
nfsroot of FAI. This is a known problem of apt.
/etc/fai/sources.list, then minimised it to contain just one version (e.g. stable)
Why does the system reboot after entering ctrl-c following an installation?
The default actions for FAI do not allow you to get a shell since it is insecure and it will reboot on <ctrl-c> by design.
If you want to get a shell you need to change FAI's actions by adding 'createvt' to the FAI_FLAGS variable that is passed to the kernel on startup. You can do this via fai-chboot (e.g.
fai-chboot -iFv -k "FAI_ACTION=install" hostname) for network installs or for floppy installs you can use something similar to
I'm new to FAI. How should I start ?
- Read the FAI guide and this FAQ.
- Start with the simple examples by copying them to FAI_CONFIGDIR.
- Install the stable distribution on your first clients!