> Ok man, when all else fails because video is an issue, don't use
> video! Use the old serial cable method. Grab yourself a null modem
> cable, connect the machine to another machine through the serial
> ports, and install that way.
> On the machine connected via null modem cable:
> Fire up Hyperterminal or Minicom. Set your port settings to 9600,
> 8n1, no hardware or software flow control.
> On the machine being installed:
> Stick in the cd's like normal, and when the install screen pops up,
> type the command line...
> linux text console=/dev/ttyS0,9600
> (Note: if you plugged the serial cable into the second port, it's
> From that point on, do the install from the machine running
> hyperterminal or minicom. It'll look and act just a tad bit funky,
> but it'll work. The screen redraws get sloppy, but it's pretty
> We use cluster nodes without any video whatsoever, so I'm always using
> the serial ports as my console.