Tugger the SLUGger!SLUG Mailing List Archives

Re: [SLUG] RE: Remote Dual Boot Help Pls

Apologies if this has been suggested before, but could you configure grub to use the serial port instead? I'm not sure of your setup, but perhaps a terminal annex that attaches to the serial ports of the machines you want to control and then added to the LAN would allow you to access the serial port of any machine from any machine, and control the boot selection.

Bill wrote:
Hi Ben,

Thanks for the reply.

It doesn't actually solve my problem, but has given me a few ideas.

As I understand it, I can't boot a PC ( ie Wake On Lan) and view the Grub boot selection screen remotely, which is what I want to do.

Perhaps I can either use KDM/GDM on my main PC to gain remote access ( that is an option), but still think that I could only access an already booted OS, as to gain access via TightVNC, the OS has to have booted and loaded in order for it to start the TightVNC Server.

Perhaps I can set up KDM/GDM with XP as an option and have it run a script to reboot into XP?

At present, pending any other solution, I think I'll just use a removable hard drive caddy to allow me to attach the drive/os from which I want to boot.

Thanks again