This is to verify that Anaconda can perform an installation over the VNC remote desktop protocol
- Prepare any non-live media for booting the installer (anything except
- Install a VNC viewer, e.g.
How to test
- In the initial boot menu screen, append
inst.vnc boot option and boot the installer
- Optionally, you can also add
inst.vncpassword=<password> boot option to encrypt the VNC connection.
- The installer prints out a message similar to this (depending whether you provided the password or not) and waits:
09:12:24 Starting VNC...
09:12:25 The VNC server is now running.
WARNING!!! VNC server running with NO PASSWORD!
You can use the vncpassword=<password> boot option
if you would like to secure the server.
09:12:25 Please manually connect your vnc client to 192.168.1.17:1 to begin the install.
- Connect with a VNC client (
vinagre) to the specified address, you should see the graphical installation:
- Proceed and complete the installation with the VNC client.
- Boot the new system and check it starts in the text mode (runlevel 3):
- The installer starts the VNC server and prints out information how to connect to it
- You can connect with a VNC client and see the graphical installation
- If the VNC connection was encrypted, you are asked for a password. Providing correct password unlocks the session, incorrect passwords are rejected. If the connection was not encrypted, no password is necessary.
- The installer displays and works properly
- The installation completes successfully
- The installed system boots into runlevel 3 (text mode)