FAI - Fully Automatic Installation 5.9.4

FAI is a non-interactive system to install and configure Linux systems and software packages on computers as well as virtual machines, from small networks to large-scale infrastructures like clusters and virtual environments. It can be used for creating custom disk images used in virtual machines or on a cloud-computing platform. There's also a web build service for customized installation and cloud images.

Tags installation system-administrators systems-administration
License GNU GPL
State stable

Recent Releases

5.9.415 Aug 2020 09:45 minor feature: Add spaces, omits dracut warning . Add class DEBIAN_ for testing distribution before release, . . Initialize final_exit_code variable. . Add missing depency procps. . Move procps dependency to fai-client. . Make release.
5.9.221 Feb 2020 06:05 minor feature: handle new packages dracut-live and dracut-squash . divert to.orig, so insserv does not complain. . Add safety net. . add pigz, dracut will use it. . use debhelper-compat instead of debian/compat. . upgrade standards version to 4.5.0, no changes. . Remove quotes on splat. . add trailing slash. . add nmve tool. . make sure initrd will only be generated once. . list nvme devices. . Add two more options to allow for custom strftime strings. . 'This' is too specific. . Change given to supplied. . Remove this. . Typo. . Readability. . Readability. . Typos. . Readability. . Readability. . Capitalization. . Flow. . Readability. . Flow. . Readability. . Flow. . Flow. . Grammar. . Flow. . Use parameter name. . Rewording. . Rewording. . Flow. . Flow. . Crunch. . . Prefer command -v. . Prefer command -v. . better comment. . show disk infos (also for virtual disks and nvme devices). . add Kerim and Thomas. . do not sync md devices after they are created. . do not call mkfs.btrfs if preserve is set. Prefer 'grep -E' over 'egrep'. . add subroutine for printing variables, print deinfo also at the end. . make beta. . syntax error. . make release 5.9.2.
5.908 Jan 2020 03:15 minor feature: Chg: typo. . Chg: typo, detail how to use fai-cd and clarify usage for minimalisti . . Chg: typo. . Clean iso name. . Typo. . Add symlink support for openSUSE, /bin/ls is a symlink there. . Extending zypper install commands for patterns and products. . Add question. . Improve pipe. . Add fai-link, fai-sed. . Allow more spaces. Wrong IP settings in boot.log. . Remove section. . do not install subversion. . Add UEFI support. . Add option -E, support for uefi. . Year+. . Add support for EFI, remove gfxpayload. . Test for platform, not for grub.cfg. . Better efi boooting. . Add grub modules, add error message if efi files are not available. . Upd doc on disk and partition denomination. set example for LVM LUKS . . Trailing whitespace. . Year++. . Add -E to help. . Add news. . Always install dosfstools. . Change path for grub.cfg on Ubuntu. . Move lftp to default section. . we need to check hd1 if the USB stick becomes hd0. . Change order of tests. . Add entry for Ubuntu, if USB stick is hd0. . Add modules for legacy bios, so grub can detect partitions and file s . . Legacy booting from USB stick. . Delete tmp dir before using it. . Set partition type to 00. . Test for parted not needed any more. . Adjust config to new ISO layout, use grub.cfg as template. . Typo. . Print efi boot infos if available. . Remove setting of variable loopback, unused. . Add module keystatus. . Add check for mkfs.vat and mcopy. . Add dosfstools mtools to recommends, needed for fai-cd. . Add modules for i386. . do not try to load uniconde font and background image. . do not copy unicode.pf2. . do not try to load uniconde font and background image. . Make release.
5.8.720 Sep 2019 05:45 minor feature: Remove redundant message . Better explain first server installation, wiki links. . Typos, PACKAGE - PACKAGES. . Explain importance of the config space. . Variable name clashes. . Define variable later to avoid name clash. . Add option -V, read variable definitions if needed. Handle shell variables in a package name. . Install apt keys named package_config/CLASS.gpg into target. . do not fail if File::lchown module is not available. Add news. . Make release. . Use command -v instead of type and which. . Typo. . Logic when testing for xorriso. . Use /dev/null. . Add section about nfsroot and NFS v4. . Typo. . Set date. . Make release.
5.8.402 May 2019 13:08 major feature: - switch to buster as default - rewrite README
5.8.125 Feb 2019 15:30 major feature: - changes in fcopy - better UEFI support - add support for Ubuntu's netplan