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    Automated Booting

    I am working on a research project in which I must figure out how to change the boot settings on a machine running Fedora. Essentially, what I need to do is, under certain conditions, set the machine to boot to a DVD drive. Once the DVD drive is booted, I need to wipe the hard drive and re-install from the DVD. Once the re-installation is done, I need to set the machine to boot from the hard disk again. :hew::. Any ideas as to how I might do this? Someone suggested there is probably a flag I can set?

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    Just set the boot order in the bios to be DVD then HDD...

    Put DVD in, it will boot from the DVD, no DVD and it boots from the HDD..

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    I had considered that, but the problem is that the process is supposed to be fully automated...that is, all access to the computer is done remotely, so I can't physically go into the lab to remove the DVD from the computer during the process.

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