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Old 08-12-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
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Remote Installation

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?
Old 08-13-2003, 03:41 AM   #2
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I dont know anything about the NFS install, but you will need a boot disk for it and you would probably have to have monitor and keyboard to get the install going.

Anyways to what I do know. Maintaining a system remotely is ideal. No need for monitor or KB. Put it anywhere you want. Use ssh instead of telnet.

Hope this helps
Old 08-13-2003, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot - I really didn't know where to start with the remote control stuff. If you know of any good resources, let me know.


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