[CentOS] automated install over network
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Tue Mar 20 04:04:03 UTC 2007
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Dave wrote:
> I've got a machine i'd like to put CentOS 4.4 on. Unfortunately this
> machine doesn't have a rom in it, just a floppy and a network card. I was
> wondering if i could boot it, then have it pick up what it needs to start the
> install off the network and do an unattended install vi nfs? Or, if that's
> not possible would it be possible to boot and load CentOS completely from the
> network bypassing the hard disk altogether? I don't need x on this box, in
> fact it doesn't have a monitor, most of the work it will do will be via ssh,
> or unattended stuff.
I believe CentOS 3 was the last version of CentOS that included a boot
floppy. IIRC, the issue is that the newer kernels (with other required
components) are too large to fit on a floppy.
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