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Re: Problems with Network-Based Install



On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Kurt Bishop wrote:

>We have been having some problems getting a Kickstart install to be
>100% automated.  We are PXE booting the system which then fetches the
>Kickstart file from a remote NFS share.  However, the system we're
>installing to has 2 network devices and the installer always pops up
>and asks us which device it should use before fetching the Kickstart
>file. Manually selecting a device moves the install along just fine but
>we need this to be automated.  I have tried adding the following:
>
>network ksdevice=eth0 ip=dhcp
>
>to the kernel parameters but the installer simply hangs at the
>"running /sbin/loader" line.

What about ksdevice=link ? Other things to consider:
- Do you have consistent parts of anaconda, i.e. do the initrd and
vmlinuz files come from the same minor distro (RHEL3U4) as the
NFS-shared second stage?
- Does syslog (/var/log/messages) on the NFS server say anything useful?


Cheers,
Phil


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