[ale] Fully Automatic Install

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 10:32:29 EDT 2021

Anything for baremetal install will be very distro specific.

In theory, theforeman.org will support almost any distro but it's an upstream Redhat project. The docs claim ubuntu and debian installs as well as solaris, junos, opensuse, sles, oracle linux, coreos, and freebsd.

On April 29, 2021 9:35:24 AM EDT, Tod Fassl via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>My boss asked me to look into alternatives to FAI, Fully Automatic 
>Installs. We are not at all unhappy with FAI. It's just that I am 
>retiring soon and they don't know if they are going to be able to 
>replace me. FAI depends heavily upon scripting and it is not clear that
>my employer will be able to hire a programmer. We have about a hundred 
>Linux desktops to update every 6 months.
>Does anybody use something other than FAI for Debian/Ubuntu installs? I
>already googled it and it doesn't look like there is anything else. I 
>thought I'd ask here just to make sure I've done all I can. The Debian 
>wiki lists just the Debian installer itself, FAI, and some stuff for
>PS: I told my boss they are going to have to find another disabled 
>person to take my place. I was only half joking. They'll never be able 
>to find a normal person to do my job at what they are paying me. Maybe 
>they can find somebody with a felony record or something.
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