Bug 173015 - Enhancement: Ability to install via text mode SSH instead of VNC
Enhancement: Ability to install via text mode SSH instead of VNC
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-11-12 08:32 EST by Lee Wilson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-12 09:13:30 EST
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Description Lee Wilson 2005-11-12 08:32:42 EST
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Description of problem:
It would be nice to be able to install RHEL/Fedora via SSH as well as the current VNC option.  

Whilst the VNC option is good, it often can run very slow when used across WAN connections (i.e. in the case of remote desktop/server installs).  Also if on the occasion the Graphics card is not supported, text mode install is the only option.

Perhaps we could have similar options to VNC, e.g. on the command line specify:-
  linux ssh

And also have an option to automatically generate a temporary installation key (unless this gets done in any case) or retrieve from the boot cd/floppy, e.g.

  linux ssh sshkeygen

Given that there is a DVD release of the product space should not be an issue at present, I think only about 2GB of the current DVD is used.

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SSH not an option during installation.

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-12 09:13:30 EST
There's a telnet mode which acts similarly to this.  ssh is a lot harder to
implement and would have a much greater memory impact even for people who don't
use it.
Comment 2 Lee Wilson 2005-11-12 10:20:33 EST
Can this be documented somewhere. I checked out the RHEL docs and only found
mention of VNC not telnet:-

It is mentioned for AS 3 on iSeries but not (at least from what I found) on x86.

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