[CentOS] Re: Install via VNC

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Sep 25 20:16:46 UTC 2008


on 9-25-2008 1:09 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
> 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.
> 
>>
Like I said it has "been around the block" and was first used on CentOS 4 
since I think it was the first one to have the vnc option. When I first 
started using it, the ramdisk size was too small to work properly. I don't 
know if the defaults are different, but it doesn't hurt as I did an install 
with it about 2 weeks ago on a 64 bit server with CentOS 5.

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