HOWTO Use a Compaq Remote Insight Lights Out Edition for a Headless, Remote Linux Installation

Marc Nozell

Compaq Computer Corporation


Revision History
Revision v1.0 25 October 2000 Revised by: MN
Initial public release.

This document describes how to install Linux on a headless Compaq ProLiant server with a Compaq Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition card without physical access to the system. The installation is done remotely through the use of a Java-enabled browser.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Trademarks
1.2. Feedback
1.3. Distribution Policy
2. Compaq Remote Insight Lights-Out Background
2.1. Key Features
3. Linux Installation using a Remote Insight Lights-Out
3.1. Hardware Installation
3.2. Setting up a Linux Distribution Point
3.3. Creating a Virtual Floppy Disk
3.4. Downloading a Virtual Floppy Disk to the Server
3.5. Power on and Booting