kickstart install using NFS

Henderson, TL Todd Todd_Henderson at isl-3com.com
Wed Oct 9 16:59:15 EDT 2002


Thanks.  That took care of it.  The combination of dd and my floppy drives
sure could eat up the floppys.  I lost 2 new floppys in the process to
input/output errors.

thanks again,
Todd


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Baker-LePain [mailto:jlb17 at duke.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 2:55 PM
> To: Henderson, TL Todd
> Cc: 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
> Subject: Re: kickstart install using NFS
> 
> 
> 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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