[CentOS] re-install over internet

Mfawa Alfred Onen muffycompoqm at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 17:13:02 UTC 2009

Yes that is the best way of doing it. Just folow what Bob said.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> Bob Puff wrote:
> >>> John: If the DC has KVM over IP, they can connect to his box, can he
> >>>
> > do it with that? Lanny
> >
> >
> > Interesting idea.  I don't think they do, but even if they did, I don't
> have
> > the install CD in the drive.  Is there a way to perhaps load a tiny
> distro
> > on /boot, reconfigure grub to load that, and then use that to do the
> deed?
> > I can copy the data to other nearby servers, so I'm not worried about
> that,
> > but I don't have the install CDs handy.  I could download something to a
> > nearby server though, if that would help.
> >
> setup a kickstart server on another server on the segment.   this
> requires a DHCP server, a TFTP server for the network boot code, and a
> NFS server with the centos distribution.  you can put a kickstart file
> on the tftp (or is it on the NFS?  I always forget), and this can
> completely configure the install so it will run blind.     (that -is-
> the tricky part here).   you can at least get console logging via a
> network connection via the kernel module netconsole which you'd setup in
> the kickstart
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