Linux Server Install without Desktop

Several of our customers have a server on premises from us. These are all running Debian with no X server installed. It has never been needed and because of the memory and processor consumption, we’d prefer to keep it that way.

Is there a way to install Ignition 8 without having to use the graphical installer? Once installed, I would be happy to use the browser based configuration. I just don’t want to install an entire desktop system just to run an installer once.


Joe Jansen

Note that these are not currently Ignition servers. We have other software that we sell / support on them currently. We want to expand our offering using the existing hardware.

Can you use the zip distributions instead?

I launched the Ignition 8 installer on a shell without problems. It falls back to text mode when there is no desktop.