[linux-elitists] The desktop in your pocket
Tue Jan 27 03:28:01 PST 2004
> 1. Although the 1U might have no room inside for a second hard drive,
> there's no reason you cannot dangle one outside on a long-ish ribbon
> cable just long enough to complete installation.
> 2. Many 1U boxes will support PXE boot (etc.), which you can use to do
> network installation without an additional local hard drive.
Er, I think I meant "ATAPI CD drive". Was rushing through that, sorry!
Don't forget, also, the traditional option of last resort we used to use
for, say, second-generation Sony VAIOs with USB floppy drives and no CD
drives, back in the days before Linux comfortably supported USB
floppies: Extract hard drive from problem box, mount it temporarily in
a nice, spacious desktop box, install Linux distribution of choice, move
the hard drive back, re-do LILO using a floppy.
Cheers, * Contributing Editor, Linux Gazette *
Rick Moen -*- See the Linux Gazette in its new home: -*-
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