The installation of a mainserver is possible in various ways. You can either create your own CD image, download a provided CD image or convert an existing minimal Debian installation. Please report bugs or outdated images to the mailing list:
Create an ISO Image
The pages listed below describe how to get started and prepare a CD to install the faiserver. All other machines are deployed from the faiserver.
Download an ISO Image
If you are short in time, give Debian-LAN a try by using the provided ISO images.
Convert a Minimal Debian Installation
This description might be not up to date!
First install a minimal Debian, hostname mainserver, domain name intern. Log into the system and execute:
aptitude -R install fai-server dialog git
Now, put your FAI config space in place:
mkdir /srv/fai/ cd /tmp/ # git clone --branch squeeze git://git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/debian-lan git clone --branch wheezy git://git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/debian-lan cp -r /tmp/debian-lan/fai/config /srv/fai/ cd -
Modify it if needed and run FAI with the variabel CONVERT set to true:
export CONVERT=true ; fai -vN -s file:///srv/fai/config/ softupdate
If anything looks fine, connect the machine to the internal network and reboot.