thanks for the followup/being patient... initially, i'd like to be able to
walk through the entire process from a remote system. thus the need for/use
i was hoping that i could somehow reboot the remote server, and have vnc pop
up on my server/vnc window, allowing me to select the various attributes of
the remote Fedora install on the remote machine...
this would allow me to be able to do a manual remote install of Fedora,
the reason i wanted to do this, is to allow me to check out the drive
configuration, and to determine what apps i wanted to select at the
if this isn't possible, then i guess the next step would be to create a
kickstart file, and somehow do the install that way.
the machine wil be booting off a harddrive. once i get the machine up, i
could then always use yum to keep it updated...
From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Philip Rowlands
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 5:27 PM
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: RE: trying to setup for a remote installation
On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, bruce wrote:
in order to do a remote FC3 installation, using vnc, it appears that i need
to create a floppy bootdisk, copy a kickstart file to it, place the FC3
on a HTTP server, and add the required VNC commands to the bootloader of
I think I may have clouded rather than clarified the kickstart process:
- Do you want to automate the installation (i.e. launch it and
walk away), or go through the prompts (disk layout, package
Kickstart files are necessary only in the first case; kickstart is not
needed simply to perform a remote install.
- How will the machine be booted up?
Floppy images are severely lacking when it comes to network
installation; you'd have to mess around with driver disks, which isn't
much fun. CD would be simplest; PXE (i.e. boot entirely from the
network) is another option, but requires DHCP, TFTP, HTTP/NFS servers.
- What's the purpose of the VNC invocation?
Is the machine in an inaccessible rack/office somewhere? Does the bootup
to install have to work entirely "hands-off", or is there someone to
insert a floppy/CD?
To put a kickstart file on the harddisk, this is the syntax (from