How to install on lappy with dead lcd?
Hey everyone- I've googled this problem a bit and couldn't find an answer.
Basically, I've got a laptop that just had the lcd monitor go out. It's a pretty fast computer (pentium m 1.6 ghz) and I still want to make use of it but can't afford to buy a new lcd. I've decided to turn it into my webserver, because my current webserver is...a pentium 3 with less ram. I know it sounds strange, but using my laptop to serve webpages would be a big upgrade for me. I want to install slackware on it and administer it remotely through ssh (and maybe sometimes open kde via vnc...)
Here's what it's got:
* A VGA output (that still works in windows..but I don't think it would autodetect w/slackware)
* USB 2.0 (it will not boot from usb though...)
* DVD reader drive
* 100/10 fast ethernet nic
In any case, how can I install slackware linux on this laptop without being able to see instructions (because the lcd doesn't work)? Right now its got windows on it and I administer it with vnc that I luckily set up prior to the lcd going out.
Is there a way I can wipe the hard drive remotely and then push a complete slackware install on it via my nic? What are my options? Thanks a bunch in advance!