Version 11 (modified by dennis, 12 years ago) (diff)


Welcome to Sali!

Here at Sara we use ‚ÄčSystemImager to install our nodes on different types of clusters. With SystemImager you can create a clone of your system and distribute this clone via various ways ( ie. rsync, bittorrent, flamethrower and floppy disks ). To install a image on a node SystemImager needs a linux kernel and initrd to boot the target system. You can used the kernel that has been included in the SystemImager installation or you user own kernel. The initrd contains some essential tools to prepare your system for the installation. SystemImager also supplies a so called BOEL. This BOEL is a extra collection of utilities ( ie. OpenSSH, e2fsprogs ).

But the current inird and BOEL binaries of SystemImager is quite old. So we created Sali to replace only the kernel, initrd and BOEL. Also we only focussed on PXE installations with rsync and/or Bittorrent. So no floppy or flamethrower/multicast support in the initrd of Sali. Because we are focussing on PXE installation we desided to move the utilities from the BOEL to initrd.


Visit our online documentation here:


You can read the changelog here

Source code

You can browse the current code here:

Or you can check out code through subversion:

  • svn co -- releases
  • svn co -- current development