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Re: Kickstart problem



I'm going to try 5.1 now.  I hope all goes well.  Thank you all for your
help.

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Ezra Taylor <ezra taylor gmail com> wrote:

> Hello Gents:
>                     I just successfully install 4.5 using kickstart.  What
> could have changed on 5.2 that it is not allow me access to the keyboard
> while doing the kickstart.  I couldn't do a Alt-F[1234] with 5.2.  Do you
> guys know what's up with 5.2?
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Ezra Taylor <ezra taylor gmail com>wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Ezra Taylor
>



-- 
Ezra Taylor


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