First try did not work.... dnk wrote: > On 24/09/08 8:27 AM, "Robert Moskowitz" <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote: > > >> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/VncHeadlessInstall >> >> 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=220.127.116.11 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 method=http://me.htt-consult.com/centos/5.2/os/i386 lang=en_US keymap=us above is all one long line.... For my setup. Where the real IP address I am using is what I got from ifconfig on my notebook. I have 'vncviewer -listen' running in a terminal window on my Centos notebook, and it reports to be listenting on port 5500. 'iptables -L' reports ACCEPT for fcp-addr-srvr1 (which google tells me is port 5500), and I have opened port 5500 within my Intranet. Boot from CD (there is actually a screen on my OQO, but at only 800x480, I would not know if there was something at the bottom of the display) and I watch it start up and proceed all the way to the Centos5 X screen and sit there. Nothing on the client. Guess I am going to have to open a monitor port on the switch the OQO is plugged into and watch with tcpdump to see if anything is actually happening. hmmm, for the 'heck of it', I pressed <altN> and the install took off. Asked me what language and such I wanted (the 'standard' two dialog windows). The third <alt-N> brought me to Disk Druid. That kernel line is NOT working quite right. It is clear the changes to the first two lines 'took': prompt 0 timeout 0 As the install did not wait for any command line input. So what is wrong with that kernel line? I editted isolinux.cfg with gedit, and I just looked at the file on the iso build server with vi and it shows that as all one line. What is wrong here? Should I break out wireshark, or is there a problem with: kernel vmlinuz vnc vncconnect=18.104.22.168 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 method=http://me.htt-consult.com/centos/5.2/os/i386 lang=en_US keymap=us where 22.214.171.124 is really the IP address of my client system. and me.htt-consult.com replace with the fqdn of my repo server (this works just fine with a 'linux askmethod').