nfsroot.conf

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
VARIABLES
NOTES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

NAME

nfsroot.conf − nfsroot configuration for FAI

SYNOPSIS

/etc/fai/nfsroot.conf

DESCRIPTION

The nfsroot is a file system on the install server. It is used during installation by the install clients.

nfsroot.conf defines the essential options for the install server, which are mostly used inside the nfsroot. Use bash(1) syntax for defining variables.

VARIABLES

FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP

Two parameters for debootstrap(8), space separated. Debootstrap is called as the first part of fai-make-nfsroot unless -B is used. This variable defines SUITE and MIRROR for debootstrap. Example:

FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP="wheezy http://httpredir.debian.org/debian"

NFSROOT_ETC_HOSTS

This multiline variable is added to /etc/hosts inside the nfsroot. You can use this when DNS is not available on the clients. Example:

NFSROOT_ETC_HOSTS="192.168.33.250 faiserver"

FAI_ROOTPW

The encrypted root password on all install clients during the installation process. Used when log in via ssh. This is not the password for the new installed system. Example:

FAI_ROOTPW=’$1$kBnWcO.E$djxB128U7dMkrltJHPf6d1’ # pw is fai

Use mkpasswd, htpasswd or md5pass for generating the password hash.

echo "yoursecrectpassword" | mkpasswd -Hmd5 -s

NFSROOT

Directory on the install server where the nfsroot is created.

TFTPROOT

Directory on the install server for the tftp data, used by PXE network boot.

FAI_CONFIGDIR

Location of the configuration space on the install server. Used by fai-cd(8), fai-mirror(1) and fai-setup(8).

SSH_IDENTITY

Location of a ssh public key file. This user can log into the install clients in as root without a password. Only useful with FAI_FLAGS="sshd". Example:

SSH_IDENTITY=/home/admin/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

NFSROOT_HOOKS

Directory of hooks to be sourced at the end of fai-make-nfsroot, i.e. they have to be shell scripts.

FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP_OPTS

Options that will be passed to debootstrap(8). Used for excluding packages and for specifying a different architecture.

NOTES

Normally, the nfsroot is mounted by the install kernel via NFS. It’s also used on the FAI CD. FAI clients can also receive the nfsroot via http. There you have to create a compressed squashfs image of the nfsroot with fai-cd(8).

SEE ALSO

fai−make-nfsroot(8), fai−setup(8), fai(8) fai−mirror(1) fai−chboot(8)

This file is part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). The FAI homepage is http://fai-project.org.

AUTHOR

This man page was written by Thomas Lange <lange@informatik.uni-koeln.de>.