New CSC Machine

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Draft of how to set up a new CSC machine


  • Put the TFTP image in place (if dist-arch pair installed before, you may skip this).

e.g. extract to caffeine:/srv/tftp/oneiric-amd64

  • Configure DHCP server; see caffeine:/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf

[todo: example]

  • Force network boot

Else boot CD

For Ubuntu installer to have lvm support, apt-get install lvm2. If you still can't see the partitions (even if lvscan sees them, but no devices exist), just rename a logical volume something else and back. This makes LVM tell udev about the device. Now the partitioner should be able to see them. We prefer to use LVM for partitions (except /boot, which GRUB prefers not to be on LVM).