February 13th, 2005, 17:57
"We are trying to implement unattended install in OpenBSD, in time for 3.7 or 3.8, in a manner that is usable in many situations.

To be useful in a situation with dedicated technical staff running hundreds of servers, the method must support booting a custom bsd.rd (via CD or PXE) containing the 'unattended.conf' file.

To be useful in the case of a novice with only one or very few systems, it should be possible to boot the install kernel from an existing partition, CD or PXE and supply a remote unattended.conf (via disk, ftp, http, nfs, afs, etc) without the need for customized boot media.

This latter case would also make it very easy for new users, as a few sane unattended config files could be provided on the install media and ftp servers."

I saw the above referenced on in 2005_01 archives and thought about a massive OpenBSD unattended roll out. Soekris maybe? Could be interesting.