Greetz & UberWellness!!!
Ok, here's a puzzle, perhaps.
I have a server, still runs RH9 (dont giggle) and it needs an upgrade (duh). I have the DVD-disk, so I C-O-U-L-D get to it, were it not that the machine does not have a DVD-reader, but a simple CD-rom reader installed.
There's no cash to do any tinkering, and a new(er) machine is no option. Sorry.
I read somewhere (in my bad old MS days) that NT could be installed via the network. It required a bootstrap on the reveiving PC, that would then be activated and the "sending" PC would then stream everything over the LAN to be installed remotely, in fact, the streaming itself ... was the install...
Of course, I am convinced this can be done in Linux...but I dont know how. Suggestions?
A re-install is possible and has been put that one on the maybe-pile...but is possible.
The hurdle is the DVD player, that IS on annother (lighter) machine, but not on the server.
BTW, call me paranoid (really, go ahead) but I do not
think CD/DVD/Floppy/USB/other drives belong in/on/attached-to a server anyway...
Click? Oh yeah!