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satimis 01-16-2007 09:57 AM

About remote installation
 
Hi folks,

OS: Slackware or CentOS

I'm prepared to build an experimental server which includes Apache, PHP, MySQL, Proxy, Sendmail, Firewall, Webmail, etc. No graphic will be run on the server. In order to facilitate searching Internet for advice a workstation shall be connected via router to remote install the packages. The IP for the server will be 192.168.0.10 and for the workstation 192.168.0.11. Basic installation will be made by running the DVD installer download from respective website. Additional to the packages for running the server what other packages are needed for remote installation and for accessing the server to configure all relevant services. Please advise. TIA

B.R
satimis

xjlittle 01-16-2007 05:32 PM

I don't know if this will answer your question but in a nutshell here is how we do it:
1. dl iso to workstation
2. mount iso with loopback to empty folder
3. export via nfs the folder you mounted iso to
4. create boot disk per distro instructions from loopback mounted iso
5. boot server with boot disk
6. choose option for nfs install - see distro instructions
7. install

satimis 01-16-2007 10:17 PM

Hi xjlittle,


Tks for your advice.

Quote:

I don't know if this will answer your question but in a nutshell here is how we do it:
1. dl iso to workstation
2. mount iso with loopback to empty folder
3. export via nfs the folder you mounted iso to
4. create boot disk per distro instructions from loopback mounted iso
5. boot server with boot disk
6. choose option for nfs install - see distro instructions
7. install
My case will be slightly different. I'm not prepared to NFS install OS on the server. I'll install the base OS, Slackware/CentOS, on the server direct on DVD installer on DVDRom including Apache, PHP, MySQL, Sendmail, etc. but excluding X-window and its related packages. After finish the server will be rebooted. Then the Workstation, say for example a Fedora box, will take place to continue configuring the server. If additional package/packages needed, the Fedora box will install the same on the server remotely. Another question is how to run updating (e.g. apt-get or yum) the server on Fedora box remotely.

IP address for the server will be 192.168.0.10 and for Fedora 192.168.0.11 respectively.

I did this trick, remote administrating distant Linux box, several years before, some thing like dx, fx were needed. But unfortunately I can't recall nor can I found the respective instruction.


Advice would be appreciated. TIA


B.R.
satimis

gani 01-17-2007 03:57 AM

In CentOS use yum and I'm not that familiar and I'm referring you instead to its manual pages.

$ man yum

In Slackware you can use slapt-get like the way of yum. Download slapt-get based on your release version from www.linuxpackages.net and install it this way.

# installpkg slapt-get-version.tgz
# slapt-get --update
# slapt-get --upgrade

The recent command is advisable after a fresh installations in order to apply the most recent patches and updates.

To install a package from its repository for example.

# slapt-get --install perl

All stored data and applied patches are seen in /var/slapt-get.

$ less /var/slapt-get/package_data

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GANI


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