Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2004.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Remote Gentoo installation...beautiful

Posted 13 June 2004

I walked down to Health Services today, cleaned out the dusty guts of one of the computers, popped in an approximately 82 MiB Gentoo install CD, booted up the machine, spent a few minutes getting the box on the network and starting SSH, and then I left. Now, in the comfort of my dorm room, I've been installing Gentoo from stage 1 from all the way across campus. And I'm doing it all over an encrypted connection. Man, I feel good. Hey, I even interrupted myself to eat some 'zza and watch Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Amazing.

"And if you act now, I'll install Linux from across the country, direct to your box, for the low, low price of FREE!"