[CentOS] Re: Install via VNC

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Sep 25 20:49:34 UTC 2008


It is working.....

Got through disk druid to set the drive how I like, then did the desktop 
setup.

It is now formatting the drive, and should be all installed before 
long.  Then the updates  :)

And finally fix up the anaconda-ks.cfg so I can use it to build the 
other 3 the same way...

Scott Silva wrote:
> 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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