[CentOS] Headless system

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Tue Dec 17 17:52:23 UTC 2013


So I'm in a bit of a pickle ...  I have a machine that needs to be
repurposed from WinXP to CentOS.  I downloaded the CentOS DVD and all then
realized ... I don't have a keyboard/mouse for the machine.  It only has
USB ports on it, and I don't have a single available USB keyboard that I
can plug in.  Bit of a problem.

Usually what I do is install via VNC anyway, but that is contingent on me
already having something on the machine that allows me to connect to it so
that when it boots up, I can edit the boot parameters and enable VNC.  I
don't have that this time.

So, the question is: can I make a DVD image that starts the installer with
VNC options set and if so, how do I go about that?



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