Create your own install disk

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by mphayesuk, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. mphayesuk

    mphayesuk Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi, I hope someone out there can point me in the right direction.

    What I want to do is create an installation dvd of my existing system, so I have a perfect system setup and I want to create a set of disks that would install a new system and it would be identicle to the one I have. Something like using norton ghost.

    Failing that is there a way to create a installation cd that does not automatically install certain services, so if my install does not use and ftp, dns, mail services, these are not included in the initial install, without having to manually select what to install and and what not to. Again perhaps like an unattended install.

    Thanks in advance
  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member

    If using a redhat based system then you can use kickstart to do that.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  4. cybergal

    cybergal New Member

    Thanks Falko for the SystemImager link and HowTo

    I have one query about this, What happens if i install the Image on a New Server whose hardware is different?
    example my Golden Client is Celeron with 512MB ram, 80gb hdd and the NewServer is Core2Duo with 1gb ddr2, 250gb Sata.

    Since you have much practical experience on this, how to tackle this type of hardware change?

    (for Windoze systems i have experience of ghosting around, but never done on linux system)

  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Should work without problems, unless the image has no drivers for the new hardware. I have done this and didn't have problems, but that depends on your hardware and the drivers that the images uses.

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