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Remotely Install Linux on a dedicated server

 10:24 pm on Oct 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have a dedicated server which my host has preloaded with their own control panel, I need to install cpanel and in order to do this I must freshly install the OS without the control panel and addons.
My host does not do this automatically as they load the OS from an image file.

Is it possible to install linux centos 5 remotely onto the server? I have access to the root of the server via SSH.

I have remote control access to the servers virtual media which I think I can use to upload an .iso - this could be called upon to install via SSH, I would need some help as I'm not too sure how to do this in terms of the commands to use.

[edited by: Num85 at 10:42 pm (utc) on Oct. 14, 2007]



 4:11 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Search for "linux network install" on your favourite search engine.


 5:01 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

It seems to me it would be easier to just uninstall their control panel and install yours.

You'd probably have to uninstall and reinstall the web server, possibly MySQL, etc. as well. Control panels have their hooks into these pretty deeply.

Assuming everything was installed using yum or at least rpm, this should be easy to accomplish.

I'm surprised they don't have a "bare" non-control-panel image available, though. They just had to take an image before installing the control panel.


 5:41 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

this looks like it probably goes beyond me, I'm used to using windows machines and haven't configured or installed in this way before. It would be faster if i hired someone. I have access to the remote console where I can upload to virtual CD and floppy and have full root access.

Can anyone offer or recommend someone who can 'network install' linux centos 5?


 5:50 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Can anyone offer or recommend someone who can 'network install' linux centos 5?

Why not hire your host? They are best positioned to do this. They are intimately familiar with their remote image-install system, their control panel, etc. So, they are in a position to decided whether it would be best to build a new image from scratch or un-install the control panel and any other software tainted by it.


 5:58 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I've thought about that but they charge 60 (~$120) per 30 mins and they say there backed up for a few days, I have posted the job on a well known freelancer site to see if I can get someone sooner.


 12:41 am on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Just a +1 on jtara's original post. I think you'll find it faster and easier to figure out the systems package manager/installer and use it to uninstall/reinstall whatever individual packages you want. Better and easier than doing a complete reinstall - which can lead to some problems. Problems, BTW not easily corrected over the web.

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