FAI(me) .ISO for guests - with cloud-init suport?

hvisage

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May 21, 2013
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Good day
I've stumbled on FAIme https://fai-project.org/FAIme/ which creates a "nice" ISO installer that mostly just work... except for the requirement/need of DHCP (not an option at present, unless you could advise a ISC KEA option/replacement with cost effective (for me) static host API database) and that the cloud-init seems to not be able to populate the /etc/resolv.conf of the BullsEye installed guest

The templates and cloudimages aren't such great solutions, as I'm either needing to have a template on each PVE host, or migrate it to the PVE host I need the VM on, or have to drop to the shell to do the qemu-img transfer(s)

Anybody else have a FAI setup they could share that uses cloud-init and doesn't use/need DHCP?

Any other automated ISO installations I've missed for debian that will work without DHCP but with cloud-init?
 

mrfai

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Nov 4, 2022
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Hi,
you can use the FAI ISO without any internet connection. The grub menu (which is shown only for a second or if you press the shift key IIRC) has an entry for doin the installation without configuring the network. The installation itself does not need a network connection. Then you can also add the cloud-init package, so it will be installed.
 

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