[Centos] Re: centos] CentOS Remote Installation ?

Matt Shields mattboston at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 16:28:29 UTC 2004

I you have someone that can pop in a CD and type a couple words at the
prompt, you could do remote install via VNC.  I've done this before. 
Check out https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-3-Manual/x8664-multi-install-guide/ap-bootopts.html
Basically you type 'linux vnc' at the boot prompt.

Another option is to built your own CD/DVD with a built in kickstart
file which has all the options you want, then in the boot options you
specify it use the kickstart file.  I'm trying to built one of these
right now for remote installs at work.  We have 80 nodes(w/ 4 servers)
at 80 different datacenters around the world.

Matt Shields

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 11:10:02 -0500 (EST), R P Herrold
<herrold at owlriver.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, Sven wrote:
> > Is there a way to install centos over my actually debian or suse server like
> > an autoinstaller script or rsync or nfs?
> > I have no local access to the server so that the installation must be done
> > over remote.
> > If yes can anyone provide an faq or HowTo for a way to update my server to
> > centos.
> Thisapproach of doing a hot overwrite is essentially not
> readily attainable , as to the Debian install, and certainly
> not something which would be common enough to be well
> documented or tested.
> It is possible to essentially do a chrooted install in a spare
> partition, and do the 'fixup' of the bootloader to 'dual boot'
> between the old and a new OS; I do so on a development box I
> maintain where it runs either caos-1 or Centos-33 on the same
> hard drive, (and of course, in the same chassis).
> I have done recovery work where a person had overlaid RH over
> top of a Slackware install -- it was a real mess.
> -- Russ herrold
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