About remote installation
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
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
Tks for your advice.
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
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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