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Re: Kickstart problem



Hello Maarten:
                       For some reason, I can't do a Alt-F[123].  My
keyboard is locked.  I don't understand this.  Also, I used http and the
same error message appearred.  Note, I logged into another box and was able
to use wget to pull down the file.  Lastly, I'm using a cheap Linksys switch
to connect the machines.

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Broekman, Maarten <Maarten Broekman fmr com
> wrote:

> >  -----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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Ezra Taylor


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