[Centos] Re: centos] CentOS Remote Installation ?

Wed Dec 15 16:10:02 UTC 2004
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

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