VNC Installation

Matthew S-H mathbymath at
Sun May 8 05:08:14 UTC 2005

No, VNC is not automatically running while you are installing Ubuntu.  
It is pre-installed in the default install though.
The only way you could install it without a monitor would be if you 
somehow memorized the exact keyboard presses you would have to make 
(ie:  its impossible).

Just out of curiosity, what kind of computer have you been using as a 
desktop?  If the monitor you are using for the desktop can just be 
plugged into the Win2000 box for an hour or so while you run the 
install, you can install Ubuntu and then go back to your old setup and 
use VNC.

Note that I am not very experienced, so there might be a way around 
this that I am just not aware of.


On May 8, 2005, at 12:42 AM, Ropetin Again wrote:

> Good evening all,
> This question comes from one thing really, laziness.  I have an older
> desktop (p3 1GHz, 512Mb) that I use as a server for music, as remote
> storage and as a Torrent downloader.  Currently it is running Windows
> 2000, with a VNC server so it is headless.
> I would like to be able to replace Windows with Linux, but I don't want
> to get the monitor out of storage.  Is it possible to install Ubuntu 
> (or
> any other version of Linux I guess), including re-partitioning, via a
> VNC connection?  Or the real question is, does Ubuntu or another distro
> have a VNC server enabled at part of the install?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ropetin.
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