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Old 21st August 2008
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Default Remote Installation of *BSD

Hello,

Certainly *BSD can be installed over the network (i.e., NFS, FTP, etc.). But, usually that is precipitated by putting in some sort of boot media - either from flash or disk.

What if you wanted to install *BSD without being physically there. Say, a brand new server is installed and it is in Europe - but you're in New York - and you want to put *BSD on it with a fresh hard drive. Or say that you're data is hopelessly corrupted but the hardware is fine - you need to reinstall *BSD but the server is 3000 miles away. Or say that the server currently has Linux or Windows on it and you want to migrate to *BSD.

Is it possible to remotely install *BSD?
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