I have remote machine with OpenSUSE, and I cant interact with it only by SSH. I want to install Debian to this machine, how can I do it? I search answers, but each of them assumes, I have physical access to machine to launch setup, and this is something I'm not able to do. I already have USB flash drive inserted into remote machine. Can I, for example, install live system and chroot to it, or reconfigure bootloader to boot from flash, then re-install existing system?


Would something like this tutorial help?

AFAIK it is technically possible but fairly risky - the process has been likened to "changing the tyres while driving".

Good luck!

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    Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – slhck Aug 16 '13 at 11:10

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