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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Making Debian GNU/Linux installations scalable (Medium)

10 years ago, Debian was not regarded as an easy-to-install distribution, and had a negative aura of exclusivity around it. And while the installation process is fairly simple, you would guess it's a pain to repeat it as is for tens or hundreds of servers.

Getting ready

There are several options for you to make the installation scale:

  • Rolling out your own installation media
  • Installing via the network
  • Installing via the imaging server
  • Preseeding the installation

How it works…

Rolling out your own installation media (remastering) involves knowledge of APT repositories, ISO 9660 structures, and preseeding. The purpose of remastering is basically adding the packages you need and your initial configuration ...

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