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Re: kickstart problems on RH8.0



It appears that the driver for your nic is not being loaded correctly.
Almost like the module is conflicting with the kernel build.

Scott

On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 02:12, Martin Flint wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> Can someone please help me with this one !
> 
> I have a NFS (ip address 192.168.2.200) server running RH 8.0. DHCP is
> provided by my DSL/Router which seems to work ok, and it happily allows
> me to install redhat 7.3 via kickstart with no problems at all.
> 
> I configure kickstart in the same old way, make a bootdisk by dd'ing the
> bootnet.img file onto a floppy, copy the relevant ks.cfg file and use
> the syslinux.cfg files (see below)
> 
> but whenever I try to install RH 8.0 it fails
> 
> these are the steps, I take....
> 
> 
> # cd /kickstart/redhat/linux/8.0/images
> # dd if=bootnet.img of=/dev/fd0
> # mcopy ks.cfg a:
> # mcopy syslinux.cfg a:
> 
> I then put the floppy into the target machine, and kickstart fails and I
> am prompted by anaconda asking me which Language I want to use :-(
> 
> alt-f3 shows me the last few messages which say...
> 
> sending dhcp request through device eth0
> pump tolds us: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy
> 
> it seems that anaconda is trying to configure the ethernet interface
> (which is a RealTek RTL8139 on-board) and this is failing ?
> 
> Any suggestions or advise would be greatly appreciated !
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Martin
> 
> PS: The machine I am building is an Emachines 170, 40GB disk, 128MB RAM.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> syslinux.cfg file
> =================
> 
>   default ks
>   prompt 0
>   label ks
>     kernel vmlinuz
>     append ks=floppy initrd=initrd.img
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ks.cfg file
> ============
> 
> #Generated by Kickstart Configurator
> 
> #System language
> lang en_US
> 
> #Language modules to install
> langsupport en_US
> 
> #System keyboard
> keyboard uk
> 
> #System mouse
> mouse genericps/2
> 
> #System timezone
> timezone --utc Europe/London
> 
> #Root password
> rootpw --iscrypted $1$cbMyyeS6$z9H2H8ukzdfEgYgqNCtn81
> 
> #Reboot after installation
> reboot
> 
> #Use text mode install
> text
> 
> #Install Red Hat Linux instead of upgrade
> install
> 
> #Use NFS installation media
> nfs --server 192.168.2.200 --dir /kickstart/redhat/linux/8.0
> 
> #System bootloader configuration
> bootloader --location=mbr 
> 
> #Clear the Master Boot Record
> zerombr yes
> 
> #Clear all partitions from the disk
> clearpart --all --initlabel 
> 
> #Disk partitioning information
> part / --fstype ext3 --size 1 --grow --maxsize 10000 
> part swap --size 1 --grow --maxsize 500 
> 
> #Use DHCP networking
> network --bootproto dhcp --device eth0
> 
> #System authorization information
> auth  --useshadow  --enablemd5 
> 
> #Firewall configuration
> firewall --disabled 
> 
> #XWindows configuration information
> #Probe for video card
> #Probe for monitor
> xconfig  --depth 8 --resolution 640x480 --defaultdesktop=GNOME
> 
> %packages --resolvedeps
> @Everything
> 
> 
> %pre --interpreter /bin/sh
> 
> echo "Staring install"
> 
> %post --interpreter /bin/sh
> 
> echo "Finishing Install"
> 
> 
> 
> 
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-- 
Scott Croft
Unix Services
Micron Technology, Inc.
208.368.1586





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