I want to clone a machine that has a specially configured kernel (Redhat 6.1)
and certain pacakges installed.
I need to install about 30 machines possibly in one strike.
I'm thinking of using kickstart. But I believe this requires
a Linux release CD residing on the server.
Any ideas how I should proceed?
Would it be easier to build a diskless client/server, boot diskless and
dump the root volume to the local disk? Afterwards run some
customized scripts that perform individual tast for the praticular
machine (like creating /etc/fstab, /etc/exports etc.)
The client should also become NIS, amd/nfs capable and is going
to be bound to an existing NIS/NFS network.