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Re: VNC installation



On Thu, 2003-07-31 at 14:04, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-07-31 at 20:04, Pavel Rozenboim wrote:
> 
> > Just installed severn over VNC. It just worked.
> > Great job :)
> 
> How did you do that?
> I'm *really* curious about it...
>
>From the RELEASE-NOTES:

     o Installation via VNC is now supported. To initiate a VNC-based
       installation, pass "vnc" as a boot-time option. If necessary, a
       password can be set by adding "vncpassword=<password>" to the
       boot-time options. The VNC display will be "<host>:1", where
       <host> is the IP address or hostname of the system being 
       installed.

So boot the system to be installed with 'linux vnc', for example. Then
on a client machine point vnc at the IP/hostname of the machine being
installed with a ':1' appended. You probably want to use a password
although vnc is by no means 'locked down' in this mode. Its mostly to
make it somewhat difficult for someone else to hijake your install :)

The nice thing of using this versus a redirected X DISPLAY variable is
that if the client blows up the VNC session continues, and you can
reconnect to the install. With X the install would die as well when the
client X server went away.

Michael Fulbright
msf redhat com
Anaconda Team Lead

 




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