- Make sure your BIOS is set up properly; see here for details.
If the BIOS is suitably configured, building a node from an existing
cloning CD is easy, and doesn't even require a keyboard and monitor
(unless you are debugging the installation process). Simply insert
the CD in the drive and reboot the node; everything else is automatic.
When the build is complete, the CD tray should eject; just remove the
CD. The cloning program will check the state of the cdrom every 30
seconds and power down when the CD is removed, or you can close the
tray and cycle the power yourself.
If something goes wrong during the cloning process, the cloning script
will beep at you, print an error message, and drop you into a shell,
from which you can try to debug the problem. Obviously this
will require a keyboard and monitor. During the cloning process, data is being written to a file called /tmp/clone.log. This is a good place to start the debugging process.