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Re: RedHat kickstart from Solaris problem



A very big thanks!!!

			- Matt

"Matilainen Panu (NRC/Helsinki)" wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, EXT Matt Fahrner wrote:
> 
> > Ugh. Not what I wanted to hear (because it means more work for me and a
> > probable bottomless pit). Unfortunately I have tried mounting this from
> > directory on a number of different systems with no problems. Logs show
> > nothing.
> >
> > Anyone know if there a way to get the NFS portion of kickstart (or the
> > install itself) to be a little more verbose on what it doesn't like
> > about its mount attempt?
> 
> NFS-mounting in RH7 installer is a bit broken: it asks for a NFSv3 mount
> though it can't handle it. There are a couple of bugzilla entries about
> this and also an unofficial fix (which worked for me at least), see
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18087
> 
>         - Panu -
> 
> >
> >                       - Matt
> >
> > Keith McPherson wrote:
> > >
> > > We've always used a Solaris server to do our kickstarts (redhat 5.2 thru
> > > 7.0, Solaris 2.6 & 2.7), so it does work. FWIW, I'd guess the NFS server
> > > is the problem, so I'd start with the log files on the Solaris
> > > server... and try mounting that dir on another server that's on the same
> > > network to make sure it can be mounted.
> > >
> > > On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, Matt Fahrner wrote:
> > >
> > > > Has anyone seen an issue with RedHat not being able to do a kickstart
> > > > from a Solaris (5.6) NFS server? Specifically we're booting from floppy
> > > > with a "ks.cfg" file on the floppy itself that points to NFS mount the
> > > > RedHat distribution from our Solaris fileserver. If we use the exact
> > > > same disk and modify it to take the distribution from an NFS mount of a
> > > > Linux box it works fine.
> > > >
> > > > The symptom when it fails is that it boots and then instead of
> > > > completing the kickstart it falls to the standard set of input requests
> > > > with CTRL-ALT-F1 showing the last attempted thing was the NFS mount of
> > > > the distribution. The NFS mount attempt through a "snoop" appears to be
> > > > working properly though:
> > > >
> > > >     dhcp33-vlan1.coat.com -> foo.coat.com MOUNT3 C Mount
> > > > /export/auto/Linux_i86/7.0/redhat/7.0
> > > >     foo.coat.com -> dhcp33-vlan1.coat.com MOUNT3 R Mount OK FH=43E1
> > > > Auth=unix
> > > >
> > > > but I suspect the boot image doesn't like something about the reply
> > > > (don't know). It might be a something it doesn't like about the portmap
> > > > response as well since it seems to enumerate registered RPCs during the
> > > > mount request. V3 NFS is supported on this server. RedHat 6.2 has no
> > > > problem kickstarting from the same server and filesystem. RedHat 7.0
> > > > systems don't seem have a problem mounting the directory after being
> > > > installed. I don't think it's a problem on the server side.
> > > >
> > > > If we follow the manual prompts and use the same mount point it *also*
> > > > fails (says cannot mount the directory) so it's more of a generic
> > > > install issue than specific to kickstart (but I don't have a better
> > > > place to send this).
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > >                       - Matt
> > > >
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