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NAME

       fai - fully automatic installation

SYNOPSIS

       fai [options] ACTION

DESCRIPTION

       fai  starts a fai-action, e.g. an installation or a softupdate.  If the
       variable FAI_ACTION is defined, this  action  will  be  performed.  The
       command  line  argument  will override the value of FAI_ACTION. You can
       also define your own actions which will be executed when specified.

OPTIONS

       ACTION is required.

       -h|--help
              Show help, version and summary of options.

       -N|--new
              Renew the list of defined classes. By default, FAI uses the list
              of  classes  which was created during the first installation and
              skips calling fai-class(1). You need to use this option for  the
              first  softupdate  if the system was not installed with FAI, and
              you can use it in subsequent runs as well.

       -v|--verbose
              Create verbose output.

ACTIONS

       install
              starts an fully automatic installtion:

              1. setup the fai environment (create ramdisk, get  configuration
                 date,...)

              2. define classes and variables

              3. partition the local hard disk and create file systems

              4. install new software packages

              5. call configuration scripts

              6. check and save the logfiles

       sysinfo
              starts a system rescue system

              1. setup  the fai environment (create ramdisk, get configuration
                 date,...)

              2. define classes and variables

              3. do different types of hardware detection and  print  hardware
                 info

              4. save the logfiles

       softupdate
              starts a softupdate:

              1. fetch FAI configuration according to /etc/fai/fai.conf

              2. define classes and variables

              3. update the installed packages

              4. install new software

              5. call configuration scripts

              6. check and save the logfiles

NOTES

       Running  with action "install" on an already running system will almost
       certainly destroy it.

SEE ALSO

       This program is the central part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation).
       See  the  FAI  manual  for more information on how to use FAI.  The FAI
       homepage is http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai.

AUTHOR

       This manual  page  was  written  by  Henning  Glawe  <glaweh@physik.fu-
       berlin.de> and Thomas Lange <lange@informatik.uni-koeln.de>.