FAI CD: The Easy Way to Start With FAI

The default image. Includes all packages for the XFCE and GNOME desktop but only the basefiles for Rocky Linux 9 and Ubuntu 22.04

Includes packages for a stripped down XFCE desktop (without libreoffice). Other packages and basefiles are downloaded from the internet.

This image only installs Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. You can select a desktop or a server installation. All packages are included.

Boot only image which autodiscovers the FAI server.

All installation images use Debian 12 aka bookworm, FAI 6.2.2, kernel 6.1, amd64 architecture, sha256sum.asc of the ISO's. They can boot from CD/DVD or USB stick with legacy BIOS or UEFI.

If none of the ISOs fit your needs, use the FAI.ME build service. This also supports Debian 11 and 12 with a backports kernel.

FAI on a USB stick
You can write the ISO image onto a USB stick using the command dd(1) and replace /dev/sdX with the name of your USB device (e.g. /dev/sdf):

dd if=faicd64-large_6.2.2.iso of=/dev/sdx
Short description for the FAI CD images
  • done These installation images can install Debian 12 (XFCE and GNOME), Ubuntu 22.04 and Rocky Linux 9, without the need of an install server
  • done User/Password: demo/fai
  • done No network is needed and you can install the whole system from the installation media.
  • done You can set up your own FAI install server using this installation media.
  • done You can select from a simple menu which distribution to install
  • done After the installation the account demo with the password fai is available.
  • done The root password is also fai.
  • done The system will be installed to the first disk. All data on the disk will be deleted.
  • done All log files from the installation can be found in /var/log/fai/localhost/last/
  • done Look at the fai-cd slideshow! Showing a complete installation from CD
Debian Live ISO created by FAI
Live CD using Debian 12 (bookworm) , documentation