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Re: Boot parameters not working

Thanks I will try this tomorrow

On 9/4/07, Shabazian, Chip <Chip Shabazian bankofamerica com> wrote:
Add autoneg off to ethtool, and make sure you are using the right quotes (if you copy/pasted, you are using ' not ")
 eth0_ethtool="autoneg off speed 100 duplex full"
Also, the version of kickstart you are using simply may not support the ethtool statement.  I believe ESX is based on an older version of RHEL.

From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com [mailto: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Gabrie
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 12:13 AM
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: Boot parameters not working

For auto-install of ESX hosts, I use kickstart (through the Ultimate Deployment Appliance UDA). This UDA generates my kickstart file and boot parameters.
I've noticed that when using the nic at 1000Mb - Full Duplex, the kickstart scripts stops after "doing kickstart... setting it up". When at cisco switch level I change the port speed to 100Mb - Full Duplex, the script runs fine. Unfortunately, after the install is finished, I realy need that 1000Mb, so I would be nice if I could configure the nic at 100 during install.
I tried adding " eth0_ethtool='speed 100 duplex full'  " to the boot parameters line, but this doesn't seem to have any effect.
My bootline looks like:
append ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 eth0_ethtool='speed 100 duplex full' load_ramdisk=1 initrd=initrd.esx301 network ks= ESXIP=20
Any tips?

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