Linux UNIX

Using Debian AutoInstall

Debian has a neat auto install function that allows you to automate the installation of a debian box.
First you need to boot from the normal installation CD then, when it stops a the prompt enter something like:

auto url=http://web.site.com/preseed.cfg

You will need to look on the Debian web site for information on how to configure the preseed.cfg file and you must have some sort of web server available to put the config file on.
You don’t have to put the Debian installation files there, only the config file.