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From: Momesso Andrea <momesso.andrea@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Headless gentoo install
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:08:39
Message-Id: 20081114120517.GA7290@revolver
1 I need to install gentoo on an headless server.
2 The problem is that I cannot attach a video on it at all, neither for
3 the installation.
5 I asked the seller to setup the bios for cd boot as main option, so that
6 I can use a live distro for the gentoo installation.
8 I know for sure that both the gentoo livecd and systemrescuecd need user
9 interaction to setup ssh (at least I have to choose a root password).
11 I think it won't be too difficoult to do it blind:
12 - Insert cd
13 - Poweron the machine
14 - Wait a while
15 - Type "passwd" "******" "******" "/etc/init.d/net.sshd restart"
17 But I'm sure somewhere there are livecds with a fixed root password,
18 that start dhcp and sshd on boot. Possibly x86_64.
19 Does anyone know such a livedistro, or can anybody suggest a different
20 method for my installation?
22 This is the machine:


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Headless gentoo install Justin <justin@×××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Headless gentoo install Dirk Uys <dirkcuys@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Headless gentoo install Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
[gentoo-user] Re: Headless gentoo install Grant Edwards <grante@××××.com>