From: Peter Lister <P.L<ister@sy...> - 2002-08-29 13:38:12
> >> A cool feature would be to have it write the info to a file
> >> on the floppy, then they could pop that floppy into another
> >> machine and email the contents to me, so I could recommend
> >> certain settings to use.
Etherboot should soon do something similar; first, Eric Biederman's
recent work allows a "portmanteau" image which incorporates every known
driver, and secondly Michael Brown has added support which encodes a
listing of the PCI bus as a dhcp option. The idea is that the server can
choose an appropriate boot image depending on what hardware is reported,
but it's simple enough to just log this if all you want is a report. One
might build images on the fly, or boot an image which prints a polite
message stating that the hardware isn't supported just now...
From: David Johnston <david@jo...> - 2002-09-19 14:25:34
I'm off to a late start in this survey disk. I'd like to hear
everyone's ideas on what should be collected.
I'd like to capture `lspci`, `lsusb`, and `lsdev`, along with the MAC
addresses of any network cards.
I'd like to send the information to a central server if possible,
otherwise I'd save it to the diskette.