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anand.gp
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extract golden archive to iso image

Hi,
Is there any chance that I convert ignite-ux golder archive .gz file to iso image and create / clone new client?
Thanks,
-Anand
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Tim Nelson
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Re: extract golden archive to iso image

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Tim Nelson
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Re: extract golden archive to iso image

BTW,

There are other ways to clone.

create /var/opt/ignite/clients/0xMACOFNEWSERVER
chown bin:bin /var/opt/ignite/clients/0xMACOFNEWSERVER
ln -s /var/opt/ignite/clients/OXMACOFNEWSERVER NEWSERVERHOSTNAME

copy CINDEX and recovery from /var/opt/ignite/clients/ImageToClone to /var/opt/ignite/clients/NEWSERVERHOSTNAME

Add new server to /etc/exports or /etc/dfs/dfstab

Boot new server from Ignite server.

Follow the Ignite menus modifying as needed.

If you cannot get the new server to boot from the ignite server just make a generic Ignite boot helper image using make_media_install. Boot the new server from that and then select Ignite server install. Modify the info needed and go.


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Steven E. Protter
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Re: extract golden archive to iso image

Shalom,

The point of the golden image is to permit the setup of an Ignite server that will allow you to do the following:

1) Boot the client system even if it has no OS
2) Do a basic OS install hands free
3) Write the golden software image to the newly minted system.

That process makes an iso image superflerous.

Sure, you can use mkisofs and similar tools to write a DVD.

You can without using the golden image file take any system with the doc on reply post 1 and create a bootalbe CD/DVD.

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anand.gp
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Re: extract golden archive to iso image

Sorry guys for my half question.
Actually I have created a golden image of a system which created server01.gz (hpux 11.31 IA) file. Now i need to make a new server (hpux 11.31IA) using this .gz file. Since that new server is in different subnet, i don't want to use Ignite for different reasons.
Is there any possibility that I convert this server01.gz file to iso image and boot that new client using this iso and install everything?
Thanks.
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Deepak Kr
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Re: extract golden archive to iso image

Hi Anand,

Another options you can use is make a bootable tape using make_tape_recovery and including all required VGs and use it provided both systems are identical.

Regards,
Deepak
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anand.gp
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Re: extract golden archive to iso image

sorry guys, problem not solved.
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OldSchool
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Re: extract golden archive to iso image

"Is there any possibility that I convert this server01.gz file to iso image and boot that new client using this iso and install everything?"

which solves exactly nothing....you don't need an iso image, as you've been told before.
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