[CentOS] new install of 5.1 with KVM-over-IP - can't install with
GUI - need assistance
js at wsco.com
Sat Jun 7 15:06:12 UTC 2008
I have several dozens of CentOS and WhiteBox servers.
Most of them are CentOS 4.6.
Our installation service is done in the datacenter where the servers are located.
When we install a fresh clean install, we use the GUI menus, while using the KVMoverIP.
That was working great with CentOS 4.x
In CentOS 5.x, the installation process 'annonces" that "Hey,. I know you are using a KVM and don't have a monitor attached" (who cares??).
But, "since you are using a KVM and no monitor is attached,. you CANNOT use the GUI installation".
4.x didn't care for this.
Why make my life difficult?
I have to 'cheat' by calling the datacenter to plug a monitor for the first minute of the install and then plug back the KVM cable.
Isn't this stupid? of course it is!
I am looking for a solution such as a parameter that I can pass to the boot sequence (vga=nommconf or something like that) so that it won't do the probing for the VGA and just let me go about my business.
Mind you that this is a problem both with DELL PowerEdge 1950iii with DRAC5 remote consule as well as with just plain PCs that use ATEN KVM 9116.
Once the probe understand that we don't use a monitor it prompts the 'can't use the GUI'.
Any pointers about this?
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