Package download

The FAI software is divided in several packages:
  • fai-server: Package needed on the install server
  • fai-client: This package is needed on all hosts
  • fai-doc: The documentation
  • fai-nfsroot: Files only needed inside the nfsroot
  • fai-setup-storage: Contains the setup-storage tool
  • fai-quickstart: Meta package for easy setup of an install server

Entry for /etc/apt/sources.list and for /etc/fai/apt/sources.list:

deb bookworm koeln
The packages are signed with the gpg key of Thomas Lange. Add the gpg key in your apt configuration:

$ wget
$ sudo cp fai-project.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

FAI packages from the official project repository or from a Debian mirror.

Packages for Ubuntu

Due to a bug in Ubuntu, you cannot create an Ubuntu nfsroot. See On an FAI server running Ubuntu, you must create a Debian nfsroot and also download an Ubuntu base file and put this into the basefiles subdirectory.

Misc download

  • Base files are needed for Ubuntu, CentOS or Rocky Linux or cross architecture installations
  • Misc downloads, like tar balls of a generic nfsroot