[Beowulf] kickstart install using NFS

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Mon Jan 17 18:53:39 EST 2005

Pat Delaney wrote:
> Did you ever get an answer to your post??  I'm trying to do the same thing?
> Pat
> 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
> This is how I built and debugged my ks file.  This gives me what I want,
> except I get to swap CD's during the install.  No nfs option at this point.

I vaguely remember trying this before.  I think I ultimately found the 
floppy/nfs combo incompatible.

Instead, get the ks file from the server too:

linux ks=nfs:<server>:/exported/directory/ks.cfg

Orion Poplawski
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