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Re: anaconda dies when I attempt kickstart via nfs



On 12 Feb 2001 20:09:18 -0800, Philip J. Hollenback wrote:
> I have a set of systems I need to install redhat 6.2 on.
> 
> No floppies, so kickstart via nfs seems ideal.
> 
> However, when I start the installer with the lilo line "linux ks", the
> install dies shortly after /sbin/loader, and I must reboot the system.
> 
> The python stack trace is something like:
> 
> file "/usr/bin/anaconda" line 45 in ? [ "text" "debug" "gui" ... ]
> file /usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py line 198 in getopt
> return apply (_isys.getopt.args)
> TypeError: bad argument --kickstart: missing argument
> 
> I take that to mean that the installer is expecting something after
> "linux ks".  I'm confused, because the docs say you can just use
> "linux ks" with no additional arguments to have the installer retrieve
> ks.cfg via nfs.
> 
> I experimented with other lilo options, and I was able to get the
> installer to run successfully when I place the ks.cfg file on a
> filesystem on the hard drive.  Manually specifying nfs options ("linux
> ks=nfs:server:/kickstart/ks.cfg", for example) also does not work.  In
> that case, the installer ignores the request and just starts a normal
> gui install.
> 
> What am I missing here?  Any ideas why I can't just run "linux ks" to
> do the install?
> 
> kickstart via nfs is really the best choice for my configuration.


the machine has no floppy drive?
where are you getting the installer medium? cdrom? initrd?

-sv



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