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RE: Kickstart problem



>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com 
>  [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Ezra Taylor
>  Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:26 PM
>  To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
>  Subject: Re: Kickstart problem
>  
>  Hello Broekman:
>  
>  I'm serving dhcp requests on eth1.  The client host is getting its
>  connection from eth0.  I can see from tcpdump and syslog 
>  that the client is
>  getting a ipaddress from dhcpd.  I switched the cables from 
>  the client and
>  the the client boots from harddrive.  My nfs setup is as follows.
>  
>  */etc/exports*
>  /opt/apps    *(ro,async)
>  
>  
>  *Output from showmount command*
>  
>  [etaylor hellraiser ~]$ showmount -a
>  All mount points on hellraiser:
>  192.168.0.130:/apps/install
>  192.168.0.130:/opt/apps/install
>  
>  On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Broekman, Maarten 
>  <Maarten Broekman fmr com
>  > wrote:
>  
>  > See below...
>  >
>  > >  -----Original Message-----
>  > >  From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
>  > >  [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Ezra Taylor
>  > >  Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:10 PM
>  > >  To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
>  > >  Subject: Re: Kickstart problem
>  > >
>  > >  Hello all:
>  > >                     I followed all of your suggestions and
>  > >  I'm still not able
>  > >  to download the kickstart file.  Just to let you know, while
>  > >  receiving the
>  > >  above messages, the keyboard is disabled.  I'm not even able
>  > >  to modify the
>  > >  the line that shows the the location of the ks.cfg file.
>  > >  Also, I tried
>  > >  downloading the file using http.  Using http still 
>  produces the error
>  > >  message "Error downloading kickstart file".  I'm starting to
>  > >  think this is a
>  > >  network issue.
>  > >
>  > >  >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > -----Original Message-----
>  > >  > > From: "Ezra Taylor" <ezra taylor gmail com>
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:19:40
>  > >  > > To: <chaim rieger gmail com>; General Red Hat Linux 
>  discussion
>  > >  > > list<redhat-list redhat com>
>  > >  > > Subject: Re: Kickstart problem
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > Thanks for your quick response.
>  > >  > > *
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > ks.cfg*
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > text
>  > >  > > install
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > nfs --server=192.168.0.2 
>  --dir=/opt/apps/install/centos/5-2/i386
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > lang en_US.UTF-8
>  > >  > > keyboard us
>  > >  > > mouse none
>  > >  > > timezone America/New_York
>  > >  > > rootpw --iscrypted $1$UD.SyMgz$PFb6a0vs2lCJxWWtEO.sE1
>  > >  > > network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp --noipv6
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > firewall --disabled
>  > >  > > selinux --disabled
>  > >  > > authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > bootloader --location=mbr
>  > >  > > clearpart --all
>  > >  > > zerombr yes
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > part /boot --fstype ext3 --asprimary --size 500
>  > >  > > part swap --fstype swap --asprimary --size 2048
>  > >  > > part /    --fstype reiserfs --asprimary --size 4096 --grow
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > skipx
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > %packages
>  > >  > > @base
>  > >  > > @development-libs
>  > >  > > @editors
>  > >  > >
>  > >  >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > /tftpboot/boot/pxelinux.cfg/default
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > default a
>  > >  > > timeout 500
>  > >  > > prompt 1
>  > >  > > display pxelinux.msg
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > label a #Centos 5.2 - 32 bit(reiserfs)
>  > >  > >         kernel vmlinuz-centos-5.2-32bit
>  > >  > >         append text ksdevice=eth0
>  > >  eth0_ethtool="autoneg=off speed=100
>  > >  > > duplex=half" console=tty0 load_ramdisk=1 ramdisk_size=8192
>  > >  > > initrd=initrd.img  ks=nfs:192.168.0.2:
>  > >  > > /opt/apps/install/centos/5-2/i386/ks/ks.cfg
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > */etc/exports*
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > /opt/apps/install       *(ro,no_root_squash)
>  > >  >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > */etc/dhcpd.conf*
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > ddns-update-style interim;
>  > >  > > next-server 192.168.0.2;
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >         subnet 192.168.0.0       netmask 255.255.255.0 {
>  > >  > > #       option routers           192.168.0.1;
>  > >  > >         option subnet-mask       255.255.255.0;
>  > >  > >         option broadcast-address 192.168.0.255;
>  > >  > >         range                    192.168.0.3 192.168.0.130;
>  > >  > >         default-lease-time       51000;
>  > >  > >         max-lease-time           51000;
>  > >  > >         filename                 "/boot/pxelinux.0";
>  > >  > >         allow booting;
>  > >  > >         allow bootp;
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > }
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 9:47 PM, 
>  <chaim rieger gmail com> wrote:
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > >> Please post ks.cfg
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >> -----Original Message-----
>  > >  > >> From: "Ezra Taylor" <ezra taylor gmail com>
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 21:42:37
>  > >  > >> To: <redhat-list redhat com>
>  > >  > >> Subject: Kickstart problem
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >> Hello all:
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >>                 I'm getting the error below when trying
>  > >  to kickstart my
>  > >  > >> box.  The kickstart server is running RHEL 5.2 and the
>  > >  client is 5.2.
>  > >  > >> Any
>  > >  > >> suggestions?
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >> Error downloading kickstart file
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >>
>  > >  > >> --
>  > >  > >> Ezra Taylor
>  > >  > >> --
>  > >  > > --
>  > >  > > Ezra Taylor
>  > >  > --
>  > >  --
>  > >  Ezra Taylor
>  > >
>  >
>  > Several questions:
>  >        - Are you sure that the OS is seeing eth0 as the 
>  interface you
>  > expect?  I know that on RHEL4 and RHEL5 certain hardware 
>  is probed PCI
>  > slots first and then motherboard so the first onboard interface is
>  > something other than eth0.
>  >
>  >        - Can you see the server connecting to the dhcp 
>  server to get
>  > it's network information?
>  >
>  >        - Are the NFS exports set up correctly to allow 
>  your server to
>  > mount and read the directory?
>  >
>  > Maarten Broekman
>  > Email: maarten broekman fmr com
>  >
>  -- 
>  Ezra Taylor
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Are all the options in your append line correct?  The "Error getting
kickstart file" means that it can't find the ks.cfg in the path you
specified (/opt/apps/install/centos/5-2/i386/ks/ks.cfg).  If that is the
correct location, one of your ethtool options may need to be adjusted
(are you really connected to a network that requires 100Mb _half_
duplex?)

Do you get any other messages on the alternate consoles (Alt-F2, Alt-F3,
Alt-F4) that indicate a problem (possibly a link error)?

Just trying to figure out all the potential problems.

--Maarten



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