: Can you build a headless Linux box ?
: I've done this with a sparc before. When you don't have a monitor you can
: connect the serial port of another systems to /dev/cua1 and use tip to
: install, or boot the machine. Then use telnet to access it.
: I'd like to build a linux box which won't need a keyboard or monitor and save
: the money for these items.
hrm. I usually grab a keyboard and monitor, install the necessary bits, and
then remove them.... The boxes run fine headless, but as to actually installing
them like that, I'm not sure quite how you'd boot up to start with :)
(Unless you maybe have a bootp-aware ethernet card....*shrug*)
: Bill Crooke
Wantree Development tel: 481 4433
Perth, Western Australia 6009 fax: 481 0393
"Hours of frustration punctuated by moments of sheer terror" - a.s.r