di-netboot-assistant: Install Debian in your LAN

Speaker: Andreas B. Mundt

Track: Systems administration, automation and orchestration

Type: Short talk (20 minutes)


Room: Xueshan (雪山) Live Stream

Time: Jul 30 (Mon), 15:30

Duration: 0:20

di-netboot-assistant is a tool to simplify the preparation of files for TFTP net booting. It downloads and extracts the files needed and takes care of organizing them. In addition, it prepares a top level menu for PXElinux and grub-efi, which allows one to choose from all installed netboot images at boot time.

di-netboot-assistant supports preseeding the installer in order to set up systems completely automatically.

The talk shows how di-netboot-assistant can be combined with ansible-pull to install machines in one step from an ansible-playbook.

Netboot Assistant Package Homepage

Example Playbooks