creating a linux image.
I have a redhat 9 linux server with a bunch of applications on it. I need to recreate the same environment on a bunch of other similar pc's with the same hardware. Is there an easy method or tool available, that will just create an image of the whole linux server which I can then restore on the other machines? Any instructions would be appreciated.
i would recomend that you check out programs for backups like amanda.org.
or you could just make a tar image of each partition, and then a image of the first 446 bits of the bootup hard drive (bootup info on MBR). partition all of the other computers with the same partitoin scheme. and then transfer each tar file to the corresponding partition and write the first 446 bits of the hd with the dd command.
hmmm...sounds good but it involves too much of work...especially since I have to do around 50 pc's...does anyone know of any other way?? any tool perhaps?? i read up on partimage and still have to implement it.
Have a look into kickstart installer for RH this used to do auto installs.