[CentOS] Headless system
Ashley M. Kirchner
ashley at pcraft.com
Wed Dec 18 17:58:24 UTC 2013
Presumably, that's what you'd use kickstart for ... but I'm going to leave
that for someone with more knowledge answer that. I'm just happy with a
working system right now.
On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Billy Crook <bcrook at riskanalytics.com>wrote:
> 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>
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> already having something on the machine that allows me to connect to it
> >> 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
> >> 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
> > it should work fine. It should work even if one system is Intel and the
> > other AMD.
> > Cheers,
> > Dave
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