[CentOS] Re: Install via VNC
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Sep 25 20:16:46 UTC 2008
on 9-25-2008 1:09 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> on 9-25-2008 12:31 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
>>> First try did not work....
>>> dnk wrote:
>>>> On 24/09/08 8:27 AM, "Robert Moskowitz"
>>>> <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>>>>> Only thing I don't know how to do is have vncviewer in 'listen' mode.
>>>> I am the one that wrote that wiki article. How to put the client
>>>> into listen
>>>> mode depends on which VNC client you are using, and on what platform.
>>> Building the CD was relatively easy. BTW, if you copy the Centos 5.2
>>> 1of6 iso image to a system with gnome, Nautlius 'open with Archive
>>> Manager' makes it trivial to extract all the files from the image.
>>> The rest of your build instructions were easy to follow. I am using:
>>> kernel vmlinuz vnc vncconnect=126.96.36.199 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0
>>> method=http://me.htt-consult.com/centos/5.2/os/i386 lang=en_US keymap=us
>> Change the above to ;
>> kernel vmlinuz (crlf)
>> append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 upgradeany vnc
>> vncconnect=188.8.131.52 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0
>> method=http://me.htt-consult.com/centos/5.2/os/i386 lang=en_US keymap=us
>> (with the append line being one line)
>> You can leave out the upgradeany command, it has been in there for a
>> long time and I don't do upgrades very often.
> And what about the ramdisk_size=8192? Seems I have seen that somewhere,
> but it is not on the current append initrd.... line in the .cfg file.
Like I said it has "been around the block" and was first used on CentOS 4
since I think it was the first one to have the vnc option. When I first
started using it, the ramdisk size was too small to work properly. I don't
know if the defaults are different, but it doesn't hurt as I did an install
with it about 2 weeks ago on a 64 bit server with CentOS 5.
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