[CentOS] Re: new install of 5.1 with KVM-over-IP - can't install
with GUI - need assistance
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Jun 9 16:33:36 UTC 2008
on 6-7-2008 8:06 AM Alon spake the following:
> Hi All,
> I have several dozens of CentOS and WhiteBox servers.
> Most of them are CentOS 4.6.
> Our installation service is done in the datacenter where the servers are
> When we install a fresh clean install, we use the GUI menus, while using
> the KVMoverIP.
> That was working great with CentOS 4.x
> In CentOS 5.x, the installation process 'annonces" that "Hey,. I know
> you are using a KVM and don't have a monitor attached" (who cares??).
> But, "since you are using a KVM and no monitor is attached,. you CANNOT
> use the GUI installation".
> 4.x didn't care for this.
> Why make my life difficult?
> I have to 'cheat' by calling the datacenter to plug a monitor for the
> first minute of the install and then plug back the KVM cable.
> Isn't this stupid? of course it is!
> I am looking for a solution such as a parameter that I can pass to the
> boot sequence (vga=nommconf or something like that) so that it won't do
> the probing for the VGA and just let me go about my business.
> Mind you that this is a problem both with DELL PowerEdge 1950iii with
> DRAC5 remote consule as well as with just plain PCs that use ATEN KVM 9116.
> Once the probe understand that we don't use a monitor it prompts the
> 'can't use the GUI'.
> Any pointers about this?
I believe there is a "headless" parameter you can use. I have used it for VNC
installs. It might work for you.
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