A recent issue with my headless PVE server at work (which required me to manually connect a video card, moniter, mouse and keyboard to access and repair it) have prompted an idea:
This first part isn't a new idea; I'd like to create a TKLPatch for a TKL Rescue liveCD/USB. The ISO could be downloaded and burned straight to CD/USB as per usual (for commandline rescue of any system).
But (wait for it, this is the exciting bit... at least in my mind) what would be even more awesome would be if it had an accompanying script which could leverage TKLPatch to prepopulate network configuration info, root password, etc so that headless servers could be fully accessed really easily via SSH (no need for me to open the box and fit a vid card etc).
I was going to start having a play with this idea but I have hit a stumbling block straight off the bat :( The CD defaults to install on boot rather than run live (which I know I assisted in suggesting it to be that way, way back when... but...). Is there an easy way I could change that back?
Another question; normally a LiveCD doesn't have/need a password, but for SSH connection to work I'm assuming that you'd need to have one wouldn't you? How would one go about doing that? I haven't done much research yet but happy to be pointed to links if you have anything relevant.