[CentOS] 75% - 80% Rebuild Complete


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Fri Jun 8 07:59:06 UTC 2012

On 06/07/2012 11:38 PM, Bob Hoffman wrote:
> On 6/8/2012 1:13 AM, Nataraj wrote:
>> On 06/07/2012 03:48 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> And if the server is colocated, but you have remote console access, you
>> can leave a recovery CD in the drive, but set the boot order to boot the
>> hard drive and then remotely change the boot order if you have problems.
>> Nataraj
> out of curiosity, how do you prevent centos from ejecting the dvd when 
> it is done installing....?
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That I don't know, but once CentOS is installed, if my memory serves me
correctly, I think you can leave a CD/DVD in the drive over reboots as
long as you don't eject it.  Alternatively, I think it would work to use
a USB stick to boot a recovery system remotely.

Dell actually provides the ability to boot a remote CD over the DRAC
interface but it's extremely slow unless you have a very high bandwidth
connection, and at least a few years ago when I last looked, most people
did not recommend using that functionality.

Actually now that I think about it, I believe that if you have a CD/DVD
drive with a self loading tray, it will suck the tray back in when the
BIOS resets.  This will not work with the slim drives with manual trays
that they put in most servers, so you would have to have rack space that
allows you to leave an external drive plugged in.

The USB stick or other flash drive is probably a better solution.  The
main thing is having remote access to the BIOS.


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