Installing Ubuntu remotely

Carsten Aulbert carsten at
Mon May 21 15:02:10 UTC 2007

Hi Christian,

Mandery, Christian wrote:

> I'm looking for a way to install Ubuntu remotely on headless machines
> via SSH (+ alternative ncurses installer) or VNC (+ "normal" installer).

That would be interesting, I've done this only with the help of a serial
console tunneled through a ssh connection.

> Has anyone done anything like this before or is there an "official"
> solution or howto for network installations?

You may want to look at the FAI (fully automatic installation), at my
work we are using this to set-up more than 600 computers within about
30-40 minutes :)

I don't know how much you have to change to make this work on Ubuntu (it
was initially designed for Debian).



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