So, installing Leopard Server on an Xserve G4 requires some sort of
external piece of hardware. (Which of course, won't be supplied by
Apple (-; )
Target Disk Mode is not really an option as TGM on an Xserve G4 only
exposes the device in Bay 1. Since we always build our Xserve G4s
out with Mirrored arrays, we couldn't start with a fresh pair of
disks to install onto as a RAID pair. Perhaps a single drive RAID
mirror might work and then add in second disk once booted up.
Target Disk mode with a device attached to the server (ie a laptop)
and you'll get the full functionality, plus it'll enable the Xserve
monitoring automatically etc...
You can also use NetBoot from a disk image of the DVD provided by
another server perhaps?
Ugh. I hate having to perform convoluted workarounds just to install
Unfortunately both a little convoluted, but usable? Not really "slip
in the CD..." then again I'm betting the 12 CD's it'd take to make a
full Leopard Server install set might be a bit of a drag to swap as
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