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Re: Problems with NFS install...



On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 01:06:02PM -0800, Stephen Bolinger declared the following:
> Thanks all for your comments.  Unfortunately, I still do have it working.
> Previously, I was attempting to use a ks.cfg on the floppy.  I tried to load
> the ks.cfg from the nfs server, but I get the error that it can't find file
> "/tmp/ks.cfg".  Is it supposed to be in a /tmp dir under the nfs share or is
> this just something that it tries when it can't connect to the nfs server?

/tmp/ks.cfg is the where the local copy of the kickstart resides during
installation.

> 
> I also tried switching to a basic linux nfs server (rather than connecting
> to the netapp directly).  Still with the same results though.
> 
> So to recap, I made the modification to syslinux.cfg to be:
> default kickstart
> prompt 1
> timeout 2
> label kickstart
>   kernel vmlinuz
>   append ks=nfs:192.168.1.90:/mnt/kickstart/ks.cfg initrd=initrd.img network

Switch to Alt-F3 when you get the error screen and see what's reported there.
Post the error messages if it isn't apparent to you what the problem is.

> 
> The setup starts, prompts me for which ethernet card (eth0, eth1, eth2), I
> select eth0 then it tells me is can't find "/tmp/ks.cfg".  By this time,
> it's already leased an IP and bound it to eth0 (I can ping it).  Any more
> ideas?  Should I switch to ftp?

Wouldn't help.  FTP is an option as your installation method, but it is not
an option for downloading the kickstart file.

> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -Stephen Bolinger
> 
> When I boot to the
> 
> > On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Stephen Bolinger wrote:
> >
> > > The install begins to go into a manual install and asks if I
> > want an NFS,
> > > FTP or HTTP install.
> >
> > There's something wrong here with where ever it is you have put
> > your ks.cfg.
> > The installer can't find it for whatever reason (otherwise it wouldn't be
> > asking you what type of install you need :-).
> >
> > It's also been my experience that if you try to use the ks option and the
> > kickstart can't find a ks.cfg anywhere, it'll pretend to drop back to a
> > manual install but it'll fail (exactly like you're describing) when you
> > try to continue by manually feeding in the information.
> >
> > Check your syslinux.cfg for the image you're using to boot and make sure
> > that you have something that looks like:
> >
> > label kickit
> >   kernel vmlinuz
> >   append ks=nfs:192.168.1.90:/kickstart/ks.cfg initrd=initrd.img network
> >
> > Note that we're assuming your ks.cfg is in the NFS dir above.  And we're
> > also assuming that you're using a NetApp filer and that /kickstart will be
> > aliased automagically to /vol/vol0/kickstart. :-)
> >
> > Take it easy,
> >
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