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!


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


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.

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


Here is nicely documented tutorial how to install debian:


Here is how you can do it for debian: h https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/OverSSH

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