FreeBSD preseed installation (PXE)

Project Description:

I would like to make FAI (Fully Automatic Installer) which is known from other systems like Kickstart from Red Hat or Jumpstart in Solaris.

I want to make modified diskless FreeBSD system.

After boot will run automatic installer using preseed configuration file.

Current status

You can download and boot machine from *.iso file, dd *.usb file to your USB key or you can use option "filename" in your dhcp server and chainload from *.kpxe file.

Files

iPXE downloads and runs memdisk from my website and downloads fai installer.

It works on amd64 architecture (i386 need preparing, do soon).

Next fai looks for bootfile-name option from dhcp server, tries download configuration file and runs scripted bsdinstall.

More information on Howto section.

Bugs and not done

Howto

Howto (need improve)

Schedule

Week 1 (21)

May 19, 2014 - May 25, 2014

script to generating installation distro

improved

Week 2 (22)

May 26, 2014 - June 1, 2014

script to generating installation distro

improved

Week 3 (23)

June 2, 2014 - June 8, 2014

simple variables (hostname, keymap, time, services, docinstall)

improved

Week 4 (24)

June 9, 2014 - June 15, 2014

choosing repository and fetching distributions

improved

Week 5 (25)

June 16, 2014 - June 22, 2014

network configuration

improved

Week 6 (26)

June 23, 2014 - June 29, 2014

(Mid-term evaluations deadline) users and root password

improved

Week 7 (27)

June 30, 2014 - July 6, 2014

users and root password

improved

Week 8 (28)

July 7, 2014 - July 13, 2014

bsdinstall zfsboot

improved

Week 9 (29)

July 14, 2014 - July 20, 2014

bsdinstall zfsboot

improved

Week 10 (30)

July 21, 2014 - July 27, 2014

shell script to generate configuration file

skipped...

Week 11 (31)

July 28, 2014 - August 3, 2014

"bsdinstall tofile" - configuration file geneator based on bsdinstall

improved

Week 12 (32)

August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014

"bsdinstall tofile" - configuration file generator based on bsdinstall

improved

Week 13 (33)

August 11, 2014 - August 17, 2014

test, fixes and documentation

done

Week 14 (34)

August 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014

test, fixes and documentation

not finished...

The Code

svn repository

svnweb

Files

RELEASE

iso

img

11.0-CURRENT

download

download

10.0-RELEASE

download

download

9.3-RELEASE

download

download

Weekly status report

SummerOfCode2014/FreeBSD_PXE_preseed (last edited 2015-06-24 18:13:10 by KamilCzekirda)