Date: Wed 10 Apr 2002 - 15:29:01 BST
On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Jacques Gelinas wrote:
> 1.1. Install vserver from cdrom
> This is a start and contributions are welcome. I have written a script
> called /usr/lib/vserver/install-rh7.2. This script expects a single
> argument (for now), which is the name of the vserver to create. It
> will install a vserver based on Red Hat 7.2 CD (found in /mnt/cdrom)
> from scratch. It is not using the root server at all. It installs
> everything from the first CD. With unification, it creates a not-so-
> big vserver and contains pretty much anything an admin might want.
This is great. I still have to find the time to try this out but it does
bring three (at least) questions to mind.
1. Can /mnt/cdrom be an ISO image?
2. Will this require a CD-ROM change like a typical install does. My
server (like I have whined about before) is located 30+ miles away
in a co-location I don't have access to without prior arrangements.
3. Is it time to think of a Vserver Distribution? Something that
installs a very basic main server. I have been researching what is
the very minimum RPM-wise (RHL 7.2) needed but haven't had a chance
to test it. This would be to preclude any packages that are not
needed to run the vservers and hopefully plug any security holes in
the main server. (Does this make any sense?)
-- Why is it so easy to throw caution to the wind. Shouldn't it be heavier and shaped like an anvil?