[CentOS] automated install over network

Richard Bellamy richard.bellamy at virgin.net
Tue Mar 20 13:40:26 UTC 2007


If your machine cannot PXE boot you may be able to use Etherboot.



> 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.
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