[et-mgmt-tools] Two Minor Problems with Cobbler

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at netmagicsolutions.com
Thu Mar 8 09:16:15 UTC 2007

Demetri Mouratis wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been spending quite a bit of time with cobbler lately and have
> run into two very small issues.  First, running cobbler sync with
> manage_dhcp: 1 set drops an empty dhcpd.conf directory in the PWD.
> [root at hemops2 ~]# cd /tmp/
> [root at hemops2 tmp]# ls
> [root at hemops2 tmp]# cobbler sync
> sync distro: centos44
> Shutting down dhcpd:                                       [  OK  ]
> Starting dhcpd:                                            [  OK  ]
> [root at hemops2 tmp]# ls
> dhcpd.conf

i can confirm presence of 2 empty directories under PWD post 'cobbler 
sync' in my setup as well.
dhcpd.conf ks.cfg

> Second, I have two configuration changes I need made to
> /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default. These have to do with NIC ordering and
> a doc I found here:
> http://linux.dell.com/files/whitepapers/nic-enum-whitepaper-v2.pdf
> There, it suggests making two changes to the pxe configuration, adding
> the following lines:
> APPEND ksdevice=bootif

You can also use an undocumented 'ksdevice: link' in your 
/var/lib/cobbler/settings under 'kernel_options:'

- dhawal

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