non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems
This is FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) version FAIVERSIONSTRING
FAI is a tool for unattended mass deployment of Linux. It's a system to install and configure Linux systems and software packages on computers as well as virtual machines, from small labs to large-scale infrastructures like clusters and virtual environments. You can take one or more virgin PC's, turn on the power, and after a few minutes, the systems are installed, and completely configured to your exact needs, without any interaction necessary. It can be used for creating custom disk images used in virtual machines or on a cloud-computing platform. FAI uses Debian Linux but it can install and deploy multiple distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL and SUSE. Changes to the configuration files of the operating system can be made by shell or Perl scripts or any other configuration software.
The home page for FAI is
This release of FAI is tested with the Debian 9 release.
FAI is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2. There is no warranty, expressed or implied, associated with this product. Use at your own risk. Comments, bug reports, fixes, enhancements etc. are welcome. Send them to
Please fill out the questionnaire when you have finished a project using FAI. https://fai-project.org/questionnaire
Checking out the FAI sources:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/faiproject/fai.git cd examples/simple git checkout master
This command will also clone a git submodule which includes the FAI config space examples.
Now enjoy FAI and your saved time
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