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Re: Kickstart problem



All:
      Problem solved.  First I'll start what I did before I started
kickstart.  I manually install Centos 5.2 from cd's.  As expected, it was
successful.  Next,  I was informed that we needed Reiserfs support in the
kernel.  So I decided to enable the centos-plus of yum, which gave me a
Kernel with Reiserfs enabled as a module.  I copied this kernel to my
kickstart environment and thought I would be able to kickstart servers with
Reiserfs.  To my surprise, the Kernel I got from centos-plus respository did
not work.  Now, how did I get it to work?  I copied the kernel from the
isolinux directory from my kickstart environment.  I'm now compiling my own
Kernel from source to have Reiserfs support.  Sorry for wasting you guys
time.  Thanks for all your suggestions.

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Ahmed Sharif <ahmed sharif bd gmail com>wrote:

> Hello Ezra Taylor,
> Was it successful? Waiting for hearing the result. Best of luck. By the
> way,
> you are always welcome.
>
> Regards,
> Ahmed Sharif
>
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 3:03 AM, Ezra Taylor <ezra taylor gmail com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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> > >>
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