fai-make-nfsroot

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NAME

fai-make-nfsroot − create the FAI nfsroot directory

SYNOPSIS

fai-make-nfsroot [options]

DESCRIPTION

Create the FAI nfsroot directory as pointed by $NFSROOT in the config_file. This directory is necessary for the installation of Debian on remote clients using the FAI package. The config_file location is discussed in the OPTIONS below.

The exit code returned is 0 if all commands to build the root directory exited successfully and >0 if an error occurs.

OPTIONS

−a

Adjust a generic nfsroot. Add resolv.conf, add host entries, set the root password.

−B BASETGZ

Use specified BASETGZ file as base.tgz (or base.tar.gz, base.tar.xz, base.txz) for the nfsroot. This avoids calling debootstrap and therefore reduces the buildtime for the nfsroot.

−C CFDIR

Use CFDIR as configuration directory. Default is /etc/fai. You can also set the environment variable FAI_ETC_DIR.

−f

Force overwriting an existing nfsroot. By default fai-make-nfsroot aborts if the configuration variable NFSROOT points to a directory which already exists. To force overwriting (and therefore rebuilding) the existing nfsroot use this option. This option is supported starting with FAI 4.0. Note: To update and therefore preserve an existing nfsroot see option −k.

−g

Create a generic nfsroot. Remove most install server specific data from nfsroot. See also -a.

−K

Remove all kernels from NFSROOT. This is the same as calling aptitude purge ~nlinux-image inside the nfsroot.

−k

Install additional packages defined in /etc/fai/NFSROOT into the nfsroot. Also copies all kernels from the nfsroot to the directory $TFTPROOT.

−l

Create a nfsroot using live/filesystem.dir subdirectory. This is needed if the initrd of the kernel is created by the live-boot package.

−p

Preserve ssh keys. This will preserve the whole .ssh directory of the root account inside the nfsroot.

−v

Create verbose output on stdout.

−h

Show simple help.

NOTES

If you do not use NFS, you may still use the NFSROOT directory as a staging point for building the base installation tarball.

SEE ALSO

exports(5), nfsd(8), fai-setup(8)

This program is part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). See the FAI manual for more information on how to use fai-make-nfsroot. The FAI homepage is http://fai-project.org.

FILES

/etc/fai/fai.conf

The FAI configuration file.

/etc/fai/nfsroot.conf

The configuration file for fai-make-nfsroot.

/etc/fai/nfsroot-hooks/

Directory containing shell scripts to be sourced at the end of fai-make-nfsroot for additional configuration of the nfsroot. Can be changed with NFSROOT_HOOKS.

/etc/fai/apt/sources.list

Copy this file to the NFSROOT.

/etc/fai/apt/keys/*.asc

Repository keys in .asc format found here will be installed into the NFSROOT.

/var/run/fai/fai-make-nfsroot/*-stamp

Stamp files used for recovery.

AUTHOR

Thomas Lange <lange@informatik.uni-koeln.de>