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Some people call him the space cowboy, some call him the gangster of love, but they've got it all wrong. He's only got one name. Like Mxyzptlk or Snuffalupagus. He's fast, he's furious, he is... The Shadowman, and he's back to let you know, he can really shake 'em down.
Got a question that you'd like Shadowman to answer? Ask him.
Ionel G. jumped up, jumped up, and got down, then asked:
mkkickstart --nfs machine1:/export/distro > ks.cfgWhere machine one, is the name (or IP) you can use for this machine, and /export/distro, is the tree you want to share. Let's use that one, shall we?
mkdir /export mkdir /export/distroAnd copy in each of the binary disks from RedHat down, Insert CD1:
mount /mnt/cdrom cp -var /mnt/cdrom/RedHat /export/distro/Same for CD2.
Now edit /etc/export, adding a line like:
/sbin/service nfs reloadNow the server is ready and you have your base kickstart file ready to go. Use a blank floppy, and take the bootnet.img file from the images directory of CD1. Insert the floppy and:
cat bootnet.img > /dev/fd0Look at your ks.cfg, the look at the documentation for any kickstart craftiness you wish to add, and copy the ks.cfg to the floppy. Insert the floppy in your next machine and type:
boot: linux ks=floppyAt the boot prompt. And voila! Magic happens. By the 15th machine, it you should have all the kinks worked out.
Rob S. awoke from 20 years slumber to find a long white beard and this question:
To Craig S., who had something strange happen last December, Shadowman says: Add 'search default.domain' to the top of your /etc/resolv.conf file/
To Joe B., who can't start X because ther are 'no screens found', Shadowman says: Don't worry, it happens to a lot of guys. Try running 'redhat-config-xfree86' and experiment with resolutions.
To John Z., who has RPM 3 v.4 issues, Shadowman says: After installing the latest version of RPM try 'rpm –rebuilddb', it should work fine. If not, get the source and try 'rpmbuild –rebuild program.src.rpm'
To Christopher T., who lost his index page, Shadowman says: /var/www/html is where you'll want your real content to go.
To Gayatri V., who is seeking the source, Shadowman says: The source, is with you, always. But on a more pragmatic note, you can find it on the source CD, or in the SRPMS directory of the release you are using from ftp.
And To Don P., who wants to uninstall and reinstall 7.2, Shadowman says: just run the installer again and select upgrade (even though you're not upgrading), it will fix all that's wrong in your case, without changing the install itself.