How about doing a ftp install then do a kickstart?
mkkickstart - create a description file from the current machine.
mkkickstart [--version] [--nonet] [--nox]
[--nfs <host:path>] [--bootp] [--dhcp]
mkkickstart creates a kickstart description file from the current
It generates a description which uses the language, dyanmic network
rations, network device driver and root disk partitioning information
the running system. If X11 is installed the X configuration is also
The script will attempt an NFS install off <host:path>. If it
specified then a cdrom install is assumed
Configure the machine via BOOTP when installing.
--dhcp Configure the machine using DHCP at bootup and when installing.
--nonet Do not clone the network configuration. Assume
--nox This prevents the X configuration being cloned. This can be
when building a farm of machines that do not all have the same
Displays the version of mkkickstart and exits.
Wed May 27 1998 1
> Does anybody know of a way to "Ignite" a Linux box from
> the network? HP uses a similar process for downloading HP-UX to
> a workstation via an ignite server which ftp's a image tarball
> to a specific machine, untars, then runs a software install program
> based on the pre-defined image (tar file) for that machine.
> Dave Hudkins