Install on server with NO floppy/CD
adam at gradientzero.com
Thu Mar 22 13:49:00 UTC 2007
There are a few ways to do this. But they all involve having a network
connected machine and another machine that can serve out the isos or
rpms is some fashion. I personally have just use http.
I also setup kickstart file that will setup everything for me.
First method is pxe booting the machine. You will need a dhcp server
and a tftp server to boot the machine this way. If you take this route,
go take a look at a program named cobbler.
Another way to get an OS on the machine is to remove the drives of the
machines and install an OS on the drives from another machine.
Another way is go buy a cdrom drive or borrow one from another machine
and temporarily put the cdrom drive in each machine and use it to
Anoter option is to try and boot from a usb device either the external
cdrom drive you have or from a USB memory stick.
On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 09:37 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 10:37 +0100, Michelle Gates wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have been saddled with 2 SuperMicro servers with no internal floppy or CD
> > drive. I *do* have an external USB CD/DVD drive, but am VERY unsure of how
> > to go about an install of FC5, or even if this is possible.
> > I have googled, but have come up with precious little about attempting an
> > install like this and was wondering if perhaps someone here has done it
> > and/or might have a link or two that could point me in the right direction.
> > Thanks!!
> > -michelle.
> Can you set your bios to boot the usb drive? I dunno if that is even
> possible, but thought I'd ask. You may wish to consider installing a
> CD/DvD drive as cheap as they are for added functionality to your
> machines. Ric
> My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
> "There are two Great Sins in the world...
> ..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
> Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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