installer: installing on a VPS

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Attila Lendvai
Attila Lendvai wrote on 17 Dec 2022 15:14
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the menu based installer (1.4.0 RC2) cannot be used on some VPS-es
(e.g. when:

1) there is no DHCP on the network, and therefore the network must be
configured manually, and

2) they provide only a WEB based console, where it is not possible to
send CTRL+ALT+Fn to switch virtual consoles.

what happens with the workflow is that it gets stuck in a deadend
where it checks for network upstream, fails, and the only option is to
press retry, i.e. a dead-end.

a suggested solution:

when the network check fails, then it should get back to a toplevel
menu where there's an option to start a shell, which when exited goes
back to the menu. another option in the menu is to try to continue to
checking network upstream again.


- attila
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