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Re: killing my last NT4 server, but don't wanna drive there...
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: killing my last NT4 server, but don't wanna drive there...
- From: Shane J Pearson <shanep_(_at_)_ign_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_au>
- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 10:16:13 +1000
I've done things at home with my client's HDD's, then taken the disk
to their machines only to find the fs on the disk is completely unusable
on their machine. So, avoid (geometry mapping?) problems and try to
install to this new disk with a machine that is the same model and same
BIOS as the remote machine.
Perhaps an option would be to get someone to place a MODEM on the first
serial port of the remote machine, tell you the phone number and place
a (decent) floppy in the drive.
Through VNC, configure the MODEM to auto answer without software
intervention. "ATS0=1" and then write that to the firmware as the
default "AT&W?". You would need to look up the specifics of these
commands for that MODEM.
On your end, download the appropriate floppy image to install OpenBSD,
write it to a floppy or mount the image and make the changes required
to use a serial console during the install. Download that modified image
from the remote machine and write it to the floppy.
Dial up the remote MODEM to make sure you can chat to yourself at the
speed that you expect the serial console to work with. (VNC with
hyperterm on the other end). If this is OK, reboot the machine and hope
for the best.
Have I missed something?
Chuck Yerkes wrote:
Guy there to swap disks
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