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Old 06-05-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Help on LPI generic question

Hi guys,

I'm studying for the LPI exam, and faced the following basic objective:
  • Configure systems with or without external peripherals such as keyboards.

I know how to install and configure a box without mouse maybe, but without KEYBOARD? lol

Ok, let's come with an example, say I want a web server running without keyboard. Help me with the steps to accomplish this task.

1) In a box with keyboard, I prepare a nice image with everything I want running (httpd, ssh, so on...)
2) Install the previously prepared distro through the network.


Thanks in advance!
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But yup, thats one way of doing it
Old 06-15-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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I think that's what they meant with the question:

Most PCs have keyboards attached to them; however, many Linux computers function as
servers, which donít require keyboards for day-to-day operation. In such cases, you may
want to detach the keyboard to reduce clutter and eliminate the risk of accidental keypresses
causing problems.

Unfortunately, many computers complain and refuse to boot if you unplug the keyboard
and attempt to boot the computer. To disable this warning, look for a BIOS option called
Halt On or something similar. This option tells the BIOS under what circumstances it
should refuse to boot. You should find an option to disable the keyboard check. Once
you select this option, you should be able to shut down, detach the keyboard, and boot
normally. Of course, youíll need to be able to access the computer via a network connection
or in some other way to administer it, so be sure this is configured before you
remove the keyboard!

Font: LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide - 2nd Edition [Roderick W. Smith]




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