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Re: Building headless network install the proper way



|| On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 16:35:56 +0100
|| Sam Liddicott <sam@liddicott.com> wrote: 

sl> Otavio Salvador wrote:
>> || On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 02:24:44 +0100
>> || Sam Liddicott <sam@liddicott.com> wrote: sl> Otavio Salvador
>> wrote:
>> 
>>>> || On Wed, 04 Aug 2004 21:19:12 +0100
>>>> || Sam Liddicott <sam@liddicott.com> wrote: sl> By controlling the
>>>> reset switch with a serial port controlled
sl> relay module, and a dhcp/tftp server, this allowed me to bring up
sl> machines from scratch and do a full install if needed.
>> 
>>>> Did you tried the FAI? This now supports the sarge/sid and does a
>>>> good
>>>> job on this area. I think you should take a look at it.
sl> It's a good suggestion, but I really want interactice headless
>> network
sl> installations.
>> What you mean by headless?

sl> I mean that the computer is 200 miles away without a monitor or
sl> keyboard. The only control I have is to reset it.

hum ... Sure ...

So this case I think you can try to do another issue ... Currently, we
have avaible on Debian Installer the network-console. This is a module
to allow a instalation by SSH service. One useful hack to include on
it is set one default password or include one script to send a
encripted mail to somewhere with the password and the you can connect
and continue the process.

This do not resolve your problem?

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