[CentOS] Headless system

Billy Crook bcrook at riskanalytics.com
Wed Dec 18 17:54:12 UTC 2013

What about when special modules need to be in the initrd for hardware
upon which boot depends (raid cards, SAN HBAs, NICs sometimes)?

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM, David G. Miller <dave at davenjudy.org> wrote:
> Ashley M. Kirchner <ashley at ...> writes:
>> 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?
> Kind of "don't raise the bridge, lower the river suggestion:"
> Pull the hard drive and put it in another system long enough to do the
> install.  As long as the chip architecture is the same (32bit vs. 64 bit),
> it should work fine.  It should work even if one system is Intel and the
> other AMD.
> Cheers,
> Dave
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