On Sun, Sep 03, 2000 at 12:37:49PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Andrew Betson thought:
> Got a couple of 486's and a Pentium of some description that were about to
> go on the scrap heap, i obviously want to stick Linux one em. Main problem
> is none of em have CD-ROMs and arn't likely to get one either : )
> What are my options for installing?? They have Network cards, and i was
> thinking FTP but i know nothin about doin this.....
You need to have two packages installed on your FTP server to do an FTP
install. wu-ftpd and anonftp
wu-ftpd is the ftp server and anonftp is needed to have it allow anonymous
ftp connections (It's worthwhile removing anonftp after you have done all
your installing since it can be something of a security hole.
Installing these two packages should create a /home/ftp directory which
will contain a few subdirectories such as
bin etc lib pub
You should mount your Redhat CD somewhere under /home/ftp/pub
When you choose "ftp install", you'll get to supply a server name or
ip to log on to and you'll need to specify a path. This should be
relative to the ftp root rather than the machine root. I had my RH cd
mounted under /home/ftp/pub/rh62 so I gave /pub/rh62 as the path.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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