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Old 01-18-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
wanzeo
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Pass Boot Parameter?


I am trying to install RHEL 6 on a machine without a monitor. After reading through their installation guide I have decided to try a vnc installation using my laptop. The guide says:

To activate the VNC connect mode, pass the vncconnect boot parameter:

boot: linux vncconnect=HOST

The problem is that I have never had to do this before, I have no idea what "pass a boot parameter" means.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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Hello wanzeo,

it means to interrupt the bootprocess, with grub probably the <E> button and insert the kernelparameter at the prompt. You'll need a monitor for this purpose .

Another possibility would be to create your own installation-CD and pass the parameter via the grub-menu.lst. Maybe a bootable USB-drive is better since you can try it without burning.

Markus
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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Ah thanks, I tested it in virtualbox and it was <tab> to edit options. However, I really want to be able to install without a monitor and my machine does not support booting from a flash drive. Does anyone know if how to modify an .iso with boot parameters?
 
Old 01-19-2011, 04:48 AM   #4
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Hi,

Slackware has a README.TXT for such purposes ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/slackwar...nux/README.TXT
I think you can adapt it to other distributions.

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:30 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks, mkisofs is what I needed. Problem solved.
 
  


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