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Setup script for Fully Automatic Installation (FAI).

11 November April 2007
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fai-setup - Setup script for Fully Automatic Installation (FAI)




Fully Automatic Installation (FAI) is used to provide unattended installation of Debian GNU/Linux operating systems with a very flexible class-based system. fai-setup is a shell script written for FAI to create the initial NFSROOT directory, add that directory to the NFS exports configuration file (/etc/exports), prepare the files as necessary to create the network boot floppy disk, and create the initial fai user that is used for copying over the installation logs to a centralized directory on the server. fai-make-nfsroot(8) is called to create the initial NFS root directory. fai-setup should be called after each change to /etc/fai/fai.conf.


All options are also passed to fai-make-nfsroot. -C CFDIR Use CFDIR as configuration directory. Default is /etc/fai. You can also set the environment variable FAI_ETC_DIR. -e Expert mode. Do not add entries to /etc/export and do not restart the nfs nserver.


This program is part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). See the FAI manual for more information on how to use fai-setup. The FAI homepage is fai-make-nfsroot(8), exports(5)


/etc/fai/fai.conf The FAI configuration file. /etc/fai/nfsroot.conf The configuration file for fai-make-nfsroot. /etc/exports The NFS configuration file for exported filesystems. /var/log/fai/variables The script will write the values of FAI_CONFIGDIR and FAI_CONFIG_SRC to this file.


Thomas Lange <>
FAI 3.2 11 November April 2007 fai-setup(8)
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fai-setup(8) referred by fai-make-nfsroot(8) | fai.conf(5) | nfsroot.conf(5)
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