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Re: nfs and net boot problems



If you are being prompted for information, it is not finding your ks.cfg
file.  Look on the Alt-F2 or Alt-F3 windows to see if there are any
additional hints to what is occurring.

Your syslinux.cfg file looks correct to me.

One thing on the ks.cfg file....the one line reads:
 "nfs --server 10.0.0.1 --dir /root/kickstart/RedHat"
 I believe you may be pointing to the wrong directory.  The directory
structure on the RedHat 7.1 CD's looks like this:  redhat-7.1/RedHat/RPMS.
You need to keep that same directory structure when you copy the RPMs off
the CDs.  So, I think your ks.cfg file should point to a directory called
redhat-7.1 not RedHat.  That is the way I have my ks.cfg file set up and it
works fine.




                                                                                                                           
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Help!
Im trying to boot using the Red Hat net boot diskette (netboot.img) and get
the
ks.cfg and packages from NFS. Everything works except for one thing: during
the
boot process it prompts me for:
1. language during installation
2. type of keyboard
3. type of media containing the packages
4. dynamic or static ip
5. NFS server name and Red Hat dir

I don't want any prompts at all of course and i think everything is speced
in
ks.cfg, syslinux.cfg and dhcpd.conf. Have i forgot some options not make
the
installation interactive?
Here's (some of) my spec:

ks.cfg:
lang en_US
langsupport en_US
keyboard se-latin1
nfs --server 10.0.0.1 --dir /root/kickstart/RedHat
network --bootproto dhcp

syslinux.cfg:
default ks
prompt 0
label ks
  kernel vmlinuz
  append network text ks=nfs:10.0.0.1:/root/kickstart/ks.cfg
initrd=initrd.img

dhcpd.conf:
server-name "10.0.0.1";
next-server 10.0.0.1;
group {
     use-host-decl-names on;
     filename "pxelinux.0";
     option dhcp-class-identifier "PXEClient";
     host node1 {
          hardware ethernet 00:C0:26:62:B4:AD;
          fixed-address 10.0.0.2;
          option dhcp-class-identifier "PXEClient";
          }
     }


Best regards,

Andreas Lindblom



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