how to install ubuntu to a box without display monitor?
rmcconne at lightlink.com
Sun Apr 13 19:45:28 UTC 2008
Nils Kassube wrote:
> Joseph wrote:
>> mike wrote:
>>> Or install on another system that has a monitor network etc then move
>>> the harddrive over to the headless system....
>> You mean that can be done??? I thought it was a little like M$ and
>> couldn't be changed to another computer and work.
> No, there is no intended lock of an installed system to a particular
> machine. What would be the point, if you are free to install Ubuntu on as
> many machines as you like? And yes, it usually works, but it isn't
> guaranteed. One problem is the network card which has the wrong MAC
> address in the file "/etc/udev/rules/70-persistant-net-rules". So you
> should delete the entry in that file before moving the drive.
It is also possible to build an image and keep it on a tftp server to be
loaded over the network via bootp or PXE when the machine boots up. That
was intended for diskless workstations but also works for embedded
devices and other headless (no console device) processors. The trick is
to build a kernel image closely matched with the actual hardware you
need to run it on.
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