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Re: Kickstart taking long time on RHEL 4 to start

I am having this same problem.  It freezes at the "Determining Hostname and Domain" screen.  After about 10 minutes, it continues on.  I have PXE kickstarts for 7.3, 9.0, three versions of RHEL 3, and RHEL 4.  RHEL 4 is the first one to do this to me, yet the configs are all very close together, and are identical network-wise.  Furthermore, anything based on RHEL4 (CentOS, Trustix) does the same thing.  I would assume it's doing a name lookup and it's having trouble finishing it.  But, according to what's going on in the virtual terminals, it is able to get its IP and find its domain name.


On 9/18/05, Rik Herrin <rikherrin yahoo com> wrote:
  I'm experiencing a strange RHEL v4 specific issue.
For some reason, Kickstart is taking a very long time
to start installing packages.  I'm installing from an
nfs server and the ks file is located on the nfs
server.  Anaconda quickly gets a DHCP request and goes
through everything at a reasonable rate until it
reaches the screen where it is about to install
software (after it has completed the formatting).  It
then "hangs" for about 5-10 minutes before continuing.
Even when installing software, I feel that it is
quite slow.  I had the exact same setup on RHEL v3 and
it was about twice as fast.  Furthermore, on RHEL v3,
there was no delay in any part of the installation.  I
checked that traffic on the network and there was
basically no traffic except for the installation (I
had only a single machine installing).  After taking
some time to install the packages, the installation is
successful.  However, I was wondering why it takes so
long to start installing the packages.  Any ideas?
Thanks for your time.

PS.  I attached the kickstart file if anyone's interested.

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