Setting up a headless Debian box

Henry Yen blinux-mail at
Fri Apr 14 18:11:07 UTC 2017

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 12:15:38PM -0500, John J. Boyer wrote:
> What I'm concerned about is whether the box will boot without a
> keyboard. If I shut it down and later press the power button will it
> boot?

Whether or not a box will boot without a keyboard is a function of the
firmware/bios of the box. Typically there's a bios/setup selection option
called "Halt On Error?", with choices of "All" or "All except keyboard".
The former will prevent the box from booting if no keyboard is detected
while the latter will not.

Linux does not care.

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