My dedicated server is here and ready for a fresh copy of Arch Linux. It's just desk side server so nothing super dedicated is required. I just need bleeding edge packages on this server. So that being said, it has power, Ethernet, and everything it needs to power up and POST however I don't have any kind of LCD / monitor at the moment. Is there any way I can attempt to install Arch Linux on this machine with a USB thumb drive or anything over SSH? I can even load the 2013.04.01 ISO disk in the optical drive however not sure what / how to move ahead from there.
Does anyone know if this is possible?
Haven't tried, but this should work, since arch live enables dhcp by default -assuming your network has a dhcp server (the router itself)-
Boot up blindly with the arch usb/cd. Install openssh, again, blindly.
Since you are running root on the live cd/usb, no password should be asked when running pacman -Sy openssh.
Wait a couple of minutes to make sure it's installed.
From another machine, ssh root@ip
edit: forgot to enable sshd, after installing it, again blindly, launch systemctl start sshd
Last edited by mzneverdies (2013-04-24 15:37:11)
Sounds sketchy...I'll just find a LCD or DVI it into my living room TV. Then make it headless.