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RE: tftp problem



Xavi,

Have you looked at the ALT-F3/F4 screens to see an error regarding the find
the ks.cfg file?
If the Red Hat install kernel/initrd are loaded TFTP and PXE are working, so
next is NFS: are you able to mount the NFS volume from another machine and
grab the file with the path specified in your defaults file?  I see you are
selecting ks.cfg file with IP number information - is the booting machine
requesting the correct ks.cfg file?

-----Original Message-----
From: kickstart-list-admin redhat com
[mailto:kickstart-list-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Xavier Fustero
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 9:08 AM
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Subject: tftp problem


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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