[CentOS] new install of 5.1 with KVM-over-IP - can'tinstallwith GUI - need assistance

Alon js at wsco.com
Mon Jun 9 08:04:35 UTC 2008


Hi Bill,

Thankfully, our servers are already setup in the noc.
We have a need for a new install once a week.
While I appreciate the help on the automation and the partitioning,. we are deviating from the problem I'm reporting:

How to bypass the VGA prob and use the GUI install while using a KVM setup.

Should I escalate this issue to the RedHat bugzilla?
If an older version of CentOS/RH was able to skipp that prob successfully,. CentOS 5.x should have that capability, or at least allow to pass a parameter of 'novgaprob' or something like that.

Thanks, 

-Sup.
 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: William L. Maltby 
  To: CentOS mailing list 
  Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 5:33 AM
  Subject: Re: [CentOS] new install of 5.1 with KVM-over-IP - can'tinstallwith GUI - need assistance


  On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 00:50 +0300, Alon wrote:
  > Hi Fabian,
  >  
  > I can't use kickstart as I have diff configs for each server.
  > The servers are rented out to my clients as dedicated servers.
  > Each client has his own needs, so not much that I can do about this.
  > Also, different servers with different hardware (diff size HDs), so
  > just the partitioning by itself must be done manually.

  Maybe this one task can be automated. When I was working on RAS for a
  NAS, we had to be able to handle different HD configurations and sizes.
  In the install/recovery image I generated on CD (this was several years
  past), we used sfdisk to automatically partition the HDs. Using a fixed
  "root" partition size, we calculated the rest of the disk as a % of
  available for each desired partition. Worked great.

  >  <snip>

  HTH
  -- 
  Bill

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