[CentOS] About download ISO image, again

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 16 02:10:25 UTC 2006

Hi Les Mikesell,

Tks for your advice.

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> > > I would leave the server install as it is and use a live CD for
> > > browsing from the machine.. :)
> > 
> > I did this way frequently.  However there is a drawback.  In case
> > necessary following the guide on a document, either I have to save
> it
> > on the server first and start the server reading it OR to run a
> > workstation side by side reading the document.
> I'd expect in most situations someone who needs a server
> installed would already have one or more workstations
> available.  If it isn't close (or a laptop), you can
> always use the vnc vncconnect=xxxx options for the install
> to do it from where you have access to your usual tools.

I never did it before.  I'll try.

Followings are documents found with googling.

Upgrading to CentOS4, over a remote vnc connection

VNC guide

Geordie's VNC Guide.

Which of them is appropriate?  OR there are more relevant documents?

My desktop here is not running CentOS.  I'll install an additional NIC
on the server and connect it to the desktop with a CAT-5 cable because
I have neither router nor switch/hub.  Or any other suggestion?



> >   In the former case, if
> > the document is in .html or .pdf format I still need a web browser
> and
> > X.  I can print them as .ps files but the resultant documents are
> not
> > easy to read.
> > 
> > I ran several text broswers before such as elinks, etc.  It is not
> easy
> > to natvigate.  Besides the website will complain requesting me to
> ran a
> > browser with java enabled, etc.  So finally I was compelled to
> install
> > a web browser.
> > 
> > 
> > B.R.
> > Stephen

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