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Hi,

I am trying to use kickstart on IBM e-servers (blades hs20, type 8678) with GigaEthernet broadcom bcm5700. I readed all documentation to install this with PXE-kickstart. Actually I started to play on that but I don't success. I got it working from a floppy but when I try to run automatically on network it fails.

** dhcp: I have a dhcp server running on an alpha server. It works and provide the ip to any of our machines.
dhcp.conf for the blades:
-----------------
group {
use-host-decl-names on;
%%CLASS_ENTRY_BEGIN web-blades
host %HOSTNAME% {
hardware ethernet %HW-ADDRESS%;
fixed-address %HOSTNAME%;
next-server my_SERVER;
filename "pxelinux.0";


Actually, if I change the sort of the last two lines it doesn't boot(?).

** PXE
/tftpboot:
default.netboot-7.3  initrd.img    pxelinux.0  pxelinux.cfg  vmlinuz  X86PC

/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg:
CB1EG... (hexadec. link to default.netboot-7.3) default default.netboot-7.3


default.netboot-7.3 contains:
label ks
kernel vmlinuz
append ksdevice=eth1 ks=nfs:my_nfs_server:/whatever/ip_number-kickstart initrd=initrd.img lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=8192


** tftp:
tftp-server-0.29-3
server_args = -s /tftpboot or server_args = -c -s /tftpboot


** ks.cfg
...
url --url http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/7.3/en/iso/i386
...

When I boot the blade, it gets the ip from my dhcp, the PXE message appears on the screen and it starts to boot the vmlinuz and the initr. However, the ks doesn't seems to be read because it starts the installation asking: Choose a language,...... so I have to make all the installation process manually. I look on my /var/log/messages from the master machine (pxe, tftp and nfs server) and I got the following message:

..... in.tftpd[9095]: tftp: client does not accept options

Can someone help me on this issue?
Thanks a lot,
Xavi



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