upgrade from CentOS-3 to 4 with apt (Re: [CentOS] kbd remove error)

Thu Apr 21 10:59:00 UTC 2005
Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 at 5:56pm, Mark Quitoriano wrote

> the problem is i don't have physical access to the server so i can
> only upgrade it by apt-get.
That's not true.  Grab the vmlinuz and initrd.img from images/pxeboot, put 
them in /boot, and put an entry in /boot/grub/grub.conf that looks 
something like this:

title reinstall
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz ks=hd:hda1:/ks.cfg ksdevice=eth0 ip=$IPADDRESS dns=$DNS_SERVER
        initrd /boot/initrd.img

Then, put a kickstart file in /, make that entry the default, and reboot 
the system.  Wait a bit, and then ssh into the freshly installed system.

Without physical access, obviously, test your ks.cfg file well.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University