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Old 06-27-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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Network install debian ?


Hello,

I have an server without screen, And I want to install debian sarge on it.
unfortunately, I have only this server, my laptop, and internet.

Its possible to install debian on the server without screen ? via my laptop ? via internet ?

Anybody have an idea ? :S

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Old 06-27-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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No idea
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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Looks like Debian can do something like this, but you'll probably have to do some preseeding (and maybe remaster the CD iso), then you can continue the installation over ssh. http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...-miscellaneous

Never done this before, and it might just be easier to drag the machine to a friend's place for a couple hours for the initial install. Then take it back home and do the headless configuration...

Just my
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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Looks like Debian can do something like this, but you'll probably have to do some preseeding (and maybe remaster the CD iso), then you can continue the installation over ssh. http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...-miscellaneous

Never done this before, and it might just be easier to drag the machine to a friend's place for a couple hours for the initial install. Then take it back home and do the headless configuration...

Just my
Im agree with you .. but I need a screen to install the minimal linux
 
Old 06-27-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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The way I read it you can preseed answers on your laptop, then remaster a CD to do the base install without you intervening at all.

The other option might be to do the network install with TFTP booting. You'd have to turn your laptop into a tftp server and dhcp server. If your headless machine is PXE bootable, you can then just fire it up with the network cable plugged in. Then it would take the preseed stuff from your tftp server and do an automatic installation. Of course, you probably need a display to set the bios to PXE boot...
 
Old 06-28-2006, 03:23 AM   #6
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The way I read it you can preseed answers on your laptop, then remaster a CD to do the base install without you intervening at all.

The other option might be to do the network install with TFTP booting. You'd have to turn your laptop into a tftp server and dhcp server. If your headless machine is PXE bootable, you can then just fire it up with the network cable plugged in. Then it would take the preseed stuff from your tftp server and do an automatic installation. Of course, you probably need a display to set the bios to PXE boot...
Thanks,

But I think I will buy a little screen for the install. Its will be more easy.
 
  


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