fai-make-nfsroot - create the FAI nfsroot directory
Create the FAI nfsroot directory as pointed by $NFSROOT in the config_file. This
directory is necessary for the installation of Debian on remote clients using
the FAI package. The config_file location is discussed in the OPTIONS below.
The exit code returned is 0 if all commands to build the root directory exited
successfully and >0 if an error occurs.
- Adjust a generic nfsroot. Add resolv.conf, add host entries, set the root
- -B BASETGZ
- Use specified BASETGZ file as base.tgz (or base.tar.gz, base.tar.xz,
base.txz) for the nfsroot. This avoids calling debootstrap and therefore
reduces the buildtime for the nfsroot.
- -C CFDIR
- Use CFDIR as configuration directory. Default is /etc/fai. You can also
set the environment variable FAI_ETC_DIR.
- Force overwriting an existing nfsroot. By default fai-make-nfsroot aborts
if the configuration variable NFSROOT points to a directory which already
exists. To force overwriting (and therefore rebuilding) the existing
nfsroot use this option. This option is supported starting with FAI 4.0.
Note: To update and therefore preserve an existing nfsroot see option
- Create a generic nfsroot. Remove most install server specific data from
nfsroot. See also -a.
- Remove all kernels from NFSROOT.
- Install additional packages defined in /etc/fai/NFSROOT into the nfsroot.
Also copies all kernels from the nfsroot to the directory $TFTPROOT. You
can use this option, to upgrade all packages inside the nfsroot.
- Additionally install non-free packages defined in the NONFREE section of
- Preserve ssh configs including the keys of the root account and also the
ssh host keys from inside the nfsroot.
- Preserve ssh configs including the keys of the root account. This will not
preserve the ssh host keys inside the nfsroot.
- Create a smaller nfsroot. Do not install packages defined in
/etc/fai/NFSROOT in the FULL section.
- Create verbose output on stdout.
- Show simple help.
- Use gzip for compressing the base.tar file. Default is to use xz.
If you do not use NFS, you may still use the NFSROOT directory as a staging
point for building the base installation tarball.
This program is part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). See the FAI manual
for more information on how to use fai-make-nfsroot. The FAI homepage is
- The FAI configuration file.
- The configuration file for fai-make-nfsroot.
- Directory containing shell scripts to be sourced at the end of
fai-make-nfsroot for additional configuration of the nfsroot. Can be
changed with NFSROOT_HOOKS.
- Copy this file to the NFSROOT.
- Repository keys in .asc format found here will be installed into the
- The script will write the values of FAI_VERSION and NFSROOT to this file.
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