[CentOS] Re: netboot, vnc and no keyboard/mouse/monitor

Tim Nelson tnelson at rockbochs.com
Mon Jun 16 14:38:18 UTC 2008

Has a wiki entry been created for this yet? A search of wiki.centos.org hasn't come up with anything useful. Either my search skills are sub-par or it isn't there... :-)

Tim Nelson
Systems/Network Support
Rockbochs Inc.
(218)727-4332 x105

----- Original Message -----
From: "dnk" <d.k.emaillists at gmail.com>
To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Monday, June 9, 2008 4:12:36 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Re: netboot, vnc and no keyboard/mouse/monitor

On 9-Jun-08, at 1:55 PM, Scott Silva wrote:

> on 6-9-2008 12:55 PM dnk spake the following:
>> hey guys,
>> I just created a custom netboot cd, that launches and loads from a  
>> http source, but connects to a vnc listening viewer. All in all,  
>> not hard to do, but what is different with this one is that it  
>> skips the media check, has no prompts and allows you to start the  
>> install on a machine that has no keyboard/mouse/monitor. Was handy  
>> for me as when i have some boxes to load, I just plug in power and  
>> ethernet in the corner (or where ever I have room) and go through  
>> the install.
>> I know it also works with a cd as a source (if you use it from cd  
>> 1), and assume it would also work with a DVD (have not tested yet).
>> If you would like it, I can add to the wiki if anyone would like it.
>> DNK
> Please add this, as I never could get the media check skipped on a  
> local CD install without a kickstart file.

Yeah that one was a real pain to get around. Well more of a pain due  
to hunting down the actual method.... the command is easy... once you  
know what it is.


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