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i have to install debian lenny right now, but i can't find my keyboard for the server (just use a laptop). Is there a way to install lenny without a keyboard?

thank you!

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Called a “headless” installation, have a look at these:

  1. debootstrap, if you are installing a second image on a booting system:, or
  2. cdebootstrap, if you can only boot from a CD.
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Maybe you can preseed the debian installation by letting the debian installer respond for you to installation questions. It could be a little tricky to get it work, but once you preseed file is ok, no more need to have a keyboard to install a debian and no need to spend time... all is automatic ! Have a look at : http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apb.html

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I solved this by using FAI - Debian's Fully Automatic Installation.

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