I'm planning to buy a cheap computer that I can run as my own webserver. I'm trying to keep the price low (with very few parts) and I would like to be able to install then control the server from my current computer. I use Mandrake 9.1 and I plan to use it for the server as well.
I have the installation files on my computer, so I'm planning to do a NFS install. I've found instructions on how to do it and it doesn't seem to hard. However, for the sake of convenience and cost, I would like to be able to control the whole process from this computer. After I put in the floopy and boot up, I would like to (if possible) control the installation remotely (so that I don't move around my keyboard and mouse and monitor, because I don't want to buy new ones either). Is that possible?
I haven't bought anything yet, but I plan to get a case, motherboard, CPU, hard drive, floppy drive and network card. Is there anything else that I will need to perform this install and run this server?
Finally, I just want to double check if my whole plan is reasonable. Even if I have to use spare parts to get the install going, is it possible (and if so, how difficult) to control the computer remotely after I get it all set up?