[CentOS] automated install over network

Dave dmehler26 at woh.rr.com
Tue Mar 20 04:20:15 UTC 2007

    Thanks for the information. Ok, that means i find a rom and put it in 
the box for the install. This being the case, using the rom to start the 
box, i'd still like to do the install unattended from the network and/or 
completely run the box from the network.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barry Brimer" <lists at brimer.org>
To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] automated install over network

> On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Dave wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   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.
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
> 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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