The cleanest and easiest way of doing unattended Debian or Ubuntu installs!
This project is still used by some people/organization, still I have chosen to Archive it since I didn't manage Debian/Ubuntu machines for the last couple of years and there at this point of time quite some alternatives available.
Thanks for all your support!
seedBank is a simple and flexible tool to manage unattended Debian and Ubuntu netboot installations. It is based on Debian preseed files, so it will provide the cleanest Debian installations possible by just using the standard Debian tools. Since version 2.0.0 it also has support for modifying installer ISOs so you could generate ISO's which are able to do unattended installations.
You could see seedBank as a lightweight alternative to FAI_ (Fully Automatic Installation) or Cobbler_, but much simpler and less bloated. seedBank is focused on one task, which is installing systems as easy, quick and clean as possible. Configuration tools like Puppet or Chef can take it over and configure the system after the installation has been completed.
.. _FAI: http://fai-project.org/ .. _Cobbler: https://fedorahosted.org/cobbler/
seedBank 'installs' are done via Debian or Ubuntu preseed files. Seeding is an important part of the Debian system and is basically used to configure anything. Preseed files are available for a long time but they are hard to manage and not flexible. This is where seedBank comes as the helping hand.
seedBank development started in August 2009 and has been open sourced to the world at PuppetConf 2011 Portland.
seedBank has been released under the Apache 2.0 license
Copyright 2009-2015 (c) Jasper Poppe [email protected]
seedBank does delete files, directories, partitions, whole systems, etc. so be REALLY careful when you configure any paths, especially the temp path! The author will not be responsible for any loss of data or system corruption. seedBank is a tool which is able to create fully unattended installations so also be REALLY CAREFUL and do not wipe the wrong system.
The Debian team for making all of this possible!