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"Jason Pyeron" 11-04-2008 11:29 PM

Running the installer from working linux
 
I have a box, with no CD rom or accessible ports and no PXE boot support.

I do have root access.

I would like to install a fresh copy of Centos 4.

How do I run the installer from inside a working linux?

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Christopher Chan 11-05-2008 01:13 AM

Running the installer from working linux
 
Jason Pyeron wrote:

I have a box, with no CD rom or accessible ports and no PXE boot support.

I do have root access.

I would like to install a fresh copy of Centos 4.

How do I run the installer from inside a working linux?


Drop in vmlinuz and initrd from say the pxeboot images to /boot with an
appropriate name. Edit grub.conf with appropriate settings (remote vnc
installation parameters for example) and then reboot.

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"Jim Perrin" 11-05-2008 03:10 AM

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On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan@bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> Jason Pyeron wrote:
>>
>> I have a box, with no CD rom or accessible ports and no PXE boot support.
>>
>> I do have root access.
>>
>> I would like to install a fresh copy of Centos 4.

There are two decently good reads on this.

http://jkamp.com/?p=69

and http://www.karan.org/blog/index.php/2005/06/15/upgrading_to_centos4_over_a_remote_vnc_c

Both detail quite thoroughly what you're looking to do.

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"Jason Pyeron" 11-05-2008 02:06 PM

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> -----Original Message-----
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> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Christopher Chan
> <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX> wrote:

Please configure the mail client...

> > Jason Pyeron wrote:
> >>
> >> I have a box, with no CD rom or accessible ports and no
> PXE boot support.
> >>
> >> I do have root access.
> >>
> >> I would like to install a fresh copy of Centos 4.
>
> There are two decently good reads on this.
>
> http://jkamp.com/?p=69
>
> and
>
http://www.karan.org/blog/index.php/2005/06/15/upgrading_to_centos4_over_a_remot
e_vnc_c
>

Thanks I did not think of doing a remote install, as I had console access.

I guess I could just use the "text" as a kernel option and go on my merry way.

> Both detail quite thoroughly what you're looking to do.
>
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