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RE: Kickstart fails



On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Brian Long wrote:

> On Sat, 2005-10-08 at 00:16 -0400, Tom Diehl wrote:
> > On Fri, 7 Oct 2005 Elizabeth Brosch thomson com wrote:
> > 
> > > I just changed the pxeconfig file - ksdevice eth3.  I finally received
> > > an IP addr and a mountd request!  But then the installer goes looking
> > > for eth0 network info and fails there.  
> > 
> > Save yourself a bunch pf pain in the future use ksdevice=link in the pxe config
> > file or on the command line. That way it will use whatever nic has a link.
> > Worst case is you boot once and the device in the ks.cfg file is wrong but
> > anaconda will tell you that, so you can fix the cfg file.
> 
> We've started using ksdevice=<MAC ADDRESS> on our new PxeLinux-based
> installations.  We have servers with public and private networks, so
> ksdevice=link will not always work (it might try to kickstart on a
> private network with no DHCP server, no router, etc).

Thanks, I just learned something. I did not know it would take a mac address. :-)

That makes it a good day!!

Regards,

Tom Diehl		tdiehl rogueind com		Spamtrap address mtd123 rogueind com


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