From: Mark Kilmartin (mrk at domain renre-europe.com)
Date: Thu 20 Jun 2002 - 08:33:09 IST
One way which I have installed Debian in the past at a site where the
monkey didn't know any Linux.
Was to build a Woody net install CD that gave the console and install
program onto the serial port.
There was one extra step though.
Connect null modem cable from box being installed to nearby working box.
I was then able to ssh to the working box.
Use minicom to connect to the serial port.
And then install as normal.
On Wed, 2002-06-19 at 21:40, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Colin Whittaker (grimnar at domain redbrick.dcu.ie):
> > Monkey place cd in drive
> > power cycle
> > box installs itself with out user intervention
> > I can then log in via ssh and finish off install etc..
> > At some point onsite monkey has to remove the cd form drive
> > proably prior to finishing the installs
> That's pretty darned automated. ;->
> You could probably do it with a sufficiently hardware-uniform
> set of PCs by having a CDR with Linux kernel whose init process
> is a script that dd's a pre-made hard disk image into place, and
> then runs a chrooted lilo, umounts and ejects the CD, and reboots.
> Good luck.
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