Skip to content


Switch branches/tags

Name already in use

A tag already exists with the provided branch name. Many Git commands accept both tag and branch names, so creating this branch may cause unexpected behavior. Are you sure you want to create this branch?

Latest commit


Git stats


Failed to load latest commit information.
Latest commit message
Commit time
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, Rocky Linux, 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.

Checking out the FAI sources:

   git clone --recursive
   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

Thomas Lange

My GPG Key is: 4096R/074BCDE4 B11E E327 3F6B 2DEB 528C  93DA 2BF8 D9FE 074B CDE4
Copyright (c) 1999-2022 Thomas Lange. All rights reserved.


non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems






No packages published