Installing Ubuntu remotely

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Mon May 21 19:43:01 UTC 2007

Carsten Aulbert wrote:
> 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).
> Carsten
fwiw, on SUSE, you could use vnc=1 on the boot prompt and then use vnc
to install the system from A to Z.

I do not know about ubuntu, but this would be interesting, I think.


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