Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
If you can't get it to boot VIA USB, two ways that I can think of that I have done before that could work, create an NFS mount, or drop it into an http server directory, and PXE boot, or use a floppy disk to generically boot it (I haven't done the floppy way in years, as I have a PXE server).On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 13:29 +0100, Gabriel - IP Guys wrote:I'm sorry for the title. It is a challenge that I have at the moment. We have some VPS(s) 6 in total, and I wish to upgrade the distro that comes with them. They are currently running FC3 - which is umm... a little older than I'm comfortable with. I do recall a few years back that I managed to do something similar with debian, where I was able to upgrade the distro running, to run a debian distro of my choice following a guide online, and I recall I had to turn off swap, and use chroot in the swap partition, something like that.I've no idea what a VPS is, but if it can boot from a USB pendrive (thumbdrive, memory stick, whatever) then the procedure is fairly simple. Basically you install a copy of the Fedora Live CD on your pendrive, boot from it, check that your hardware works and when satisfied click the icon that says "Install". See http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/sn-making-media.html#id3163538 poc
If you are doing a lot of them you could look into Cobbler, with is a distro system (yum repo has it) and allows you to do the same thing and is easier across a number of systems as you can do a mass build without much admin overhead after the server is running initially.
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