[CentOS] re-install over internet

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 16:20:40 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:18 AM, John R Pierce<pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Bob Puff wrote:
>> Is there a way to launch an installer while in the OS that I can re-install
>> the whole thing over the internet, without having to physically go to the box?
>>  Speed of installation is not that much of an issue.  It would obviously need
>> to keep up some sort of shell with my current eth0 settings during the install.
> you'd need a remote console of some sort on that box.   many brand name
> servers have these, HP calls it iLO, Dell calls it DRAC, etc.   these
> have their own ethernet port, which has to be connected to the network
> and configured.   you'd also need a PXE server on the same network
> segment to do a jumpstart install from, or use a virtual CD with that
> remote console (slow if you're not onsite)
> Barring that, I think you are SOL.

John: If the DC has KVM over IP, they can connect to his box, can he
do it with that? Lanny

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