I just found a link to this wonderful looking package last night
when reading a old thread on slashdot about "Ghost 4 Unix".
First of all, a big thanks for this effort. The world needs
this solution in open source form, and you've done it!
Up to now, I've been using something like g4u, except based
on KNOPPIX, to do the imaging over dd, ftp, wget, and gzip.
It works well for small numbers of machines, but I'd like the
solve the problem for imaging perhaps 30 to 40 at once.
I'm just at the initial stage of investigating udpcast, and
reading over the web site for any instructions I may have missed...
So far I have these initial questions.
1. Is there a howto for disk cloning written already?
2. I don't see any reference to the steps required for creating the disk
image file of the template machine, or is this not how it is done?
That is, I have a template machine ready to clone, what are the
steps to make an image file of the hard disk, that upd-sender can use?
Should I continue to use my equivalent to g4u to upload a gzipped
disk dump (dd) file by FTP?
3. Will the linux kernel enable DMA on the hard drive? I found DMA
(via hdparm) made a big performance difference in my KNOPPIX
based solution, but then some kernels seem to automatically
enable DMA anyway.