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       mkautoinstallscript - create a SystemImager autoinstallscript


       mkautoinstallscript [ --help ] [ --version ] [ --quiet ] [ --no-listing
       ] [ --image IMAGENAME ] [ --script SCRIPTNAME ] [ --force [YES|NO] ]  [
       --config-file FILE ] [ --ip-assignment METHOD ] [ --post-install ACTION


       This manual page documents briefly the mkautoinstallscript command.

       mkautoinstallscript creates an  autoinstallscript  for  a  SystemImager


       A summary of options is included below.

       --help Show summary of options

              Display version and copyright information.

              Don’t print any output, just provide an appropriate exit code.

              Don’t  show  each  filename as it is copied over during install.
              This is useful for times when your console device is slow  (e.g.
              serial console), and is the bottleneck of your installation.

       --image IMAGENAME
              Where  IMAGENAME  is the name of the image for which you want to
              create a new autoinstall script.

       --script SCRIPTNAME
              Where SCRIPTNAME is the base  name  to  use  for  the  resultant
              autoinstall  script.   If  not specified, SCRIPTNAME defaults to
              IMAGENAME.  This is most  often  used  when  you  want  to  have
              multiple  autoinstallscripts  for  a single image; i.e. when you
              have  clients  with  different  partitioning  and/or  filesystem
              schemes that use the same image (same file set).

       --force [YES|NO]
              Update  the $image.master script?  Defaults to NO if -quiet.  If
              not specified you will be prompted to confirm an updated.

       --config-file FILE
              Use FILE to  get  autoinstallscript  configuration  information.
              Defaults  to  ./etc/systemimager/autoinstallscript.conf  in  the
              image directory.

       The   following   options   affect   the   autoinstall   client   after

       --ip-assignment METHOD
              Where METHOD can be:

              · static_dhcp  --  A  DHCP  server  will  assign the same static
                address each time to clients installed with this  image.   The
                DHCP  server  in this case also assigns the corresponding host
                name.  It is possible therefore, when using  static  dhcp,  to
                change  a machine’s hostname and IP address by simply changing
                one  value  in  the  dhcpd.conf  file.   Some  may  find  this
                desirable.  Also see the mkdhcpstatic command.

              · dynamic_dhcp  --  A  DHCP  server  will  assign  IP  addresses
                dynamically to clients installed with this image.  In  dynamic
                dhcp,  the IP address of a machine may change, but you want it
                to retain the same host name.  Therefore the hostname  is  set
                by  the  machine  itself.   They  may  be assigned a different
                address each time.

              · static -- The IP address the client  uses  during  autoinstall
                will be permanently assigned to that client.

              · replicant  --  Don’t  mess  with  the network settings in this
                image.  I’m using it as a backup and quick  restore  mechanism
                for a single machine.

       --post-install ACTION
              ACTION can be:

              · beep   --  Clients  will  beep  incessantly  after  successful
                completion of an autoinstall.

              · reboot -- Clients  will  reboot  themselves  after  successful
                completion of an autoinstall.

              · shutdown  --  Clients  will  halt  themselves after successful
                completion of an autoinstall.


       getimage(8), autoinstallscript.conf(5)

       More details can be found in the SystemImager manual.


       This manual page was compiled  by  dann  <<>>  for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                               11 November 2004         MKAUTOINSTALLSCRIPT(8)