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Old 04-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
tripialos
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Centos installation without VGA over VNC/Console


Greetings

I might fire up a silly question but i have no other choice.

I have an embedded board and i want to install Centos 5.5 on it with the use of a usb DVD-ROM but my problem is that the board does not have any VGA output.

I followed the below guide which as far as i understood it will let you perform the installation via VNC.

http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/VncHeadlessInstall

I did all the procedures from the guide, i started Remmina VNC in listening mode and the system boots correctly with the below output:

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Running anaconda, the CentOS system installer - please wait...
Starting VNC...


WARNING!!! VNC server running with NO PASSWORD!
You can use the vncpassword=<password> boot option
if you would like to secure the server.


The VNC server is now running.
Attempting to connect to vnc client on host 192.168.0.10...
Connected!
Press <enter> for a shell
Starting graphical installation...
XKB extension not present on :1
What i dont get is...if i want to connect and perform the install via VNC.. why do i have to set my laptop (runnung ubuntu) to listening mode and the embedded board has to connect on it? Isnt it the other way around, meaning that i should connect to the board FROM my laptop?

Is this supposed to give me a VNC to the installation proccess or am i completely mistaken for the whole thing?

Thanks
 
Old 04-04-2013, 01:14 AM   #2
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You could adapt this unattended setup to 5.5:

http://blog.codingtony.com/2012/12/u...s-63-with.html
 
Old 04-04-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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What is the make / model of your embedded board?
 
Old 04-04-2013, 01:23 AM   #4
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What is the make / model of your embedded board?
Hi michael

It is an

openvox ipc110

http://www.openvox.cn/en/products/em...ds/ipc110.html
 
Old 04-04-2013, 06:32 AM   #5
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SOLVED


The actuall method above is pretty awsome. You have the keyboard and mouse via the Console port
and you have the VGA output to your screen via network.

My mistake was that i was starting Remmina VNC app (ubuntus default) in listening mode which was actually starting a VNC server. I then realized that

I HAD TO START THE VNC VIEWER IN LISTENING MODE AND NOT A VNC SERVER.

I did this by executing the command

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vncviewer -listen
I Booted the embedded system and then vouala... GUI installation

:-D
 
  


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