Installing Ubuntu remotely?

Jack Bowling jbinpg at
Sun Mar 19 17:43:50 UTC 2006

On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 10:59:25AM -0500, Kent Borg wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:37:27AM -0600, Wade Smart wrote:
> > Im sure someone who has done it can tell you but,
> > if you have a spare box, install on it from your
> > working pc and see. 
> Good point.
> > Distance doenst matter.  Desire does.
> Depends on how long ones arms are.
> I can imagine copying disk contents a long distance, but is there a
> way to actually run the installer, on a live machine, over ssh?  Or do
> I not need to: just mess with the partitioning by hand, copy files,
> and set tweak grub/menu.txt?
> -kb, the Kent who finds the groady details of how a Linux box boots
> easier to understand than the one-time mystery of what installers do.

I actually see this as one of the inadequacies of the Ubuntu installer.
With Redhat's Anaconda installer it is easy to do network installs, hard
disk installs, etc., whereas in Ubuntu it is not. I think there is a need
for this. Too bad I can't code.


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