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SystemInstaller version 0.90 available

Version 0.90 of SystemInstaller is now available. Here are the changes:

-New generic staged rpm installation using conf files
-Support for fetching an image from a running client
-Display client/adapter properties in tksis
-Allow update of client definitions from tksis.

-Add nfs filesystems to exclude list
-Itanium disk partitioning fix
-Lilo label length limit still could be long
-DHCP 3.0 support in generated dhcpd.conf
-Allow cache file to be in any directory
-Fixes to some error checks
-Default domain in tksis panel
-Add /dev/null device during image build

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2002-05-10

SystemInstaller 0.80 Available

You can now download SystemInstaller 0.80 on the download page!

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2002-04-01

SystemInstaller v0.70 available

SystemInstaller is a tool to install a system with any Linux distribution. It works hand-in-hand with SystemImager and SystemConfigurator to build a cluster.

Version 0.70 of SystemInstaller is now available. Go to to download. This version includes the following:

-New, simplified Package API
-Support for Suse
-Support for multiple kernels
-Support for bootable flag in disk partitioning.
-Use stdin for mksidisk instead of partition string.
-New conf file entries to control image build failure.... read more

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2002-02-19

SystemInstaller v0.6 available

Version 0.6 of SystemInstaller is now available. Go to to download. This version includes the following:

-RPM package library now picks best version of file.
-Drive type given on mksidisk command line will
override type in the file.
-Some minor fixes
-Preliminary Debian support

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-12-07

SystemInstaller 0.5 released.

SystemInstaller version 0.5 is now available. This release adds some major features and is much easier to use than previous releases.

Additional features include:

-Tksis gui now available. In systeminstaller-x11
-mksirange command. Defines a group of machines
-mksimachine command. Edit machine definitions.
-mkdhcpconf command. Generates a dhcpd.conf file
based on the SIS database definitions.
-Added libdbdcsv-perl package for dbd prereqs.
-Added netmask & default gateway to machine
-Added ability to use a partition file.
-Added verbose flag to several commands.

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-11-01

SystemInstaller 0.3 released

SystemInstaller version 0.3 is now available. This is the first fully functional beta release of this project. It includes a new command, buildimage, that simplifies the image building and client creation process. This release is also linked to SystemImager (beta release), completing the System Installation Suite chain.

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-09-20

SystemInstaller 0.2 released

SystemInstaller version 0.2 is now available.
The following has been added for this release:

-The SIdisk and SIimage commands now call the
required libraries.
-The SImach & SIint commands have been removed
for the moment, their function will be
implemented at a later time. Currently the
SystemImager addclients & mkautoinstallscript
commands should be used.
-Packaging has been improved, "make install"
works and rpms are buildable with a "make rpm".

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-09-05

SystemInstaller 0.1.0 available.

The first release of SystemInstaller (0.1.0) is now available. It contains image building & disk partitioning libraries and command stubs.

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-08-02

Design available

The high-level design for SystemInstaller is now
available. It is under the "design" module of the CVS tree and is in html for easy viewing.

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-06-12

Home Page Launched.

The System Installer home page has been launched, It contains some information on the project goals and the people involved. Stop by and take a look!

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-05-03

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