I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41M with a broken display (old laptop from my girlfriends mother) and broken vga port. Windows Vista boots up fine and the display shows a small part on the left side of the screen so I should be able to get remote access to the machine via TeamViewer (installed).
I'd like to install Fedora 14 with Amahi Server to use the laptop as a headless server to replace my current (old) setup.
The broken display, broken VGA port and the fact that CD boot is disabled make it hard to install Fedora.
I plan to install Fedora with Kickstart so no user interaction is needed for installation (if I got the description of it right). After this I should be able to access the machine via SSH to install Amahi and/or enable VNC or install TeamViewer for remote access.
To achieve this I will need one of these things:
- A way to enable CD boot inside the BIOS without a monitor. As far as Google told me there is no tool for that allowing me to change those settings from within Windows Vista. Maybe someone knows of such tool?
- Another Idea is if someone has the same laptop he/she could give me detailed instructions on how to set the default bios settings blind and how to enable cd boot (I think this is disabled by default)
- The last thing that comes to my mind is a network installation but therefor I'd need detailed instructions on how to set this up blindly, too.
If someone could help me out here I'd be very thankful or if anyone has another Idea on how to get Fedora running on this machine pls share.