kickstart install using NFS

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Wed Oct 9 15:55:03 EDT 2002


On Wed, 9 Oct 2002 at 2:15pm, Henderson, TL Todd wrote

> I'm preparing to install a large number of new nodes using redhat and have
> planned on using the kickstart option.  I have gotten a kickstart file setup
> just the way I want it with one exception and I can not get it to work.  I
> ultimately want to boot from a floppy and in the kickstart file tell it to
> get the rpm's from a nfs mount.
> 
> So far I have:
> 
> 1.)  Booted from a cd and issued the command:
> linux ks=floppy

I don't believe that the boot image on the CD is net enabled.  On the CD 
there should be a directory called "images".  In there is bootnet.img.  dd 
that onto a floppy, mount the floppy, copy your ks.cfg onto it, and then 
try the above line.

As an aside, I've heard through the grapevine that ftp installs are faster 
than NFS...

-- 
Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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