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Re: network install



On Wednesday 26 September 2007 12:35:35 tony chamberlain lemko com wrote:
> I install a bunch of CentOS machines. It gets tiring having to switch CDs
> (they don't have DVD drive). I found
> http://www.centos.org/docs/2/rhl-ig-as-x86-en-2.1/s1-install-network.html
> where I believe you can install over a network. Anyway I copied everything
> from the 4 CDROMs to /usr/CentOS_Install and made a ks.cfg file and put it
> there. But when I install CentOS from a CD I don't see where you specify to
> install from a network rather than from the CD. (I guess that sounds a bit
> counter, but don't you still need the CD to start the installation)?
>
> How can I use FTP to install from the directory I made on another machine,
> so I don't have to keep switching CDs?
>
>
> Tony

You burn the boot iso image from theee images directory on CD1.
When you boot the machine you want to install from this CD you reply "linux 
askmethod" a the boot prompt.  Or reply at the boot prompt with "linux 
ks=[whatever] "

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