From: Vincent Cunniffe (vcunniff at domain arbgroup.com)
Date: Wed 06 Oct 1999 - 13:33:54 IST
ilug-admin at domain linux.ie wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 06, 1999 at 09:14:35AM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe mentioned:
> > Yeah, I already have someone doing me a boot prom for a different box, but
> > I wanted to see if it would be technically possible to do it entirely
> > remotely.
> Not really. Does the boot image support a serial terminal ? Then at least
> you could have a console (via another machine or a terminal server).
Yeah, it currently puts the console on serial 0.
> > Hmmm... can I do an install of RH6.1 on a different machine, copy an image
> > off the partition, copy it across the network, create a partition on the
> > remote machine, dd the image into it, make that image bootable, and then
> > remotely reboot the machine?
> Suppose. You do realise that you are admitting to the world what an
> awkward git you are, yes ?
This is purely in the interests of technical possibilities... it would be
a hell of a lot faster to hang an IDE cable out the front, boot off rh6.1,
and upgrade in 10 mins.
But it's the *principle* dammit : once you got the hang of it, you could
do a full OS upgrade from a different continent. Let's see you do that
with Windows :-)
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