[CentOS] Re: Install via VNC

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Sep 25 20:09:14 UTC 2008


Scott Silva wrote:
> on 9-25-2008 12:31 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
>> First try did not work....
>>
>> dnk wrote:
>>> On 24/09/08 8:27 AM, "Robert Moskowitz" <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>  
>>>> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/VncHeadlessInstall
>>>>
>>>> Only thing I don't know how to do is have vncviewer in 'listen' mode.
>>>>     
>>>
>>> I am the one that wrote that wiki article. How to put the client 
>>> into listen
>>> mode depends on which VNC client you are using, and on what platform.
>> Building the CD was relatively easy. BTW, if you copy the Centos 5.2 
>> 1of6 iso image to a system with gnome, Nautlius 'open with Archive 
>> Manager' makes it trivial to extract all the files from the image. 
>> The rest of your build instructions were easy to follow. I am using:
>>
>> kernel vmlinuz vnc vncconnect=1.2.3.5 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 
>> method=http://me.htt-consult.com/centos/5.2/os/i386 lang=en_US keymap=us
>>
>
> Change the above to ;
> kernel vmlinuz (crlf)
> append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 upgradeany vnc 
> vncconnect=1.2.3.5 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 
> method=http://me.htt-consult.com/centos/5.2/os/i386 lang=en_US keymap=us
> (with the append line being one line)
> You can leave out the upgradeany command, it has been in there for a 
> long time and I don't do upgrades very often.

And what about the ramdisk_size=8192?  Seems I have seen that somewhere, 
but it is not on the current append initrd.... line in the .cfg file.

>
>> above is all one long line....
>>
>>
> If you are going to do a remote install source, just use the netboot 
> cd image. It is much smaller, and doesn't have to deal with the media 
> check.

What does that save me?  I already have the 1of6 iso image here...

>
> I do installs like this all the time on headless servers in my site.
>
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