I have a PC where the video died (MB / CPU unknown) after a power cord came loose and arced and destroyed the PSU. This has now been replaced and originally I could at least ping the PC on it's IP address. I have now not powered up the PC for some months and it looks like it may have lost its settings as it no longer sets up the IP address.
What I wan to do is to power up some kind of OS via CD that will allow me to connect via ethernet without any local keyboard / mouse intervention as I cannot see what is being displayed.
What I am hoping for is - put CD in drive, power up PC, connect somehow (ssh?) to PC and perhaps set up Remote Desktop Connection or TeamViewer (ideally).
Anybody had any experience of doing this?