[ILUG] Re: redhat 6.1 remote install
vcunniff at arbgroup.com
Wed Oct 6 09:19:06 IST 1999
ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 10:21:28AM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe mentioned:
> > It has no CD, no floppy, no screen and no keyboard, but it does have a
> > 100M network connection and access to a large ftp server. The NIC is
> > an Intel EtherExpress Pro 100, so it should easily be autodetected
> > by the installer.
> You need to setup a boot server, and put a boot PROM on the network card.
> Checkout the Etherboot HOWTO. It's a lot simpler to buy a floppy drive for
> the box :)
Yeah, I already have someone doing me a boot prom for a different box, but
I wanted to see if it would be technically possible to do it entirely
Mussst... not... put... drive... innnnnn.....
Feckit, I'll bung a CD in this evening :-)
Hmmm... can I do an install of RH6.1 on a different machine, copy an image
off the partition, copy it across the network, create a partition on the
remote machine, dd the image into it, make that image bootable, and then
remotely reboot the machine?
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