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Old 12-11-2002, 06:12 PM   #1
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installation via NFS


Just a small question:

I am setting up rh6.2 on another pc via NFS and i want to know what the first file the linux looks for once i have entered in the nfs server 192.168.0.1 and the rh directory /home/Redhat. whats the first file it wants to get its hands on in that directory?

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Old 12-11-2002, 07:18 PM   #2
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Not sure with Rh but it probably similar to Mandrake which is /Mandrake/base/mdkinst_2ndstage...
 
Old 12-11-2002, 08:27 PM   #3
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the reason i ask is because, everything goes well until that point.

It just wont continue any further.
I had a look at the file that shows the nfs mounts (i cant remember what it is now hmmm i know its more for show than anything else, if you know please tell me :P ) and my remote system had mounted correctly, so there must be something wrong during the retrievel of the files?
thats all i can assume?
 
Old 12-11-2002, 09:57 PM   #4
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you just need to make sure that you have the complete RedHat directory (the directory from the installation CD or from the ftp site).

The first state installer (from the boot disk) look for the 2nd stage intstaller which is located int he base folder of the RedHat direcotry.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 04:41 PM   #5
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What could be the trouble? if i do:

[root@xion root]# showmount -a
All mount points on xion:
192.168.0.1:/home
192.168.0.2:/home remote pc
[root@xion root]#

this shows that the remote pc mounted the directory /home, and the Redhat directory (taken directly from the cd no changes) resides there.

Any reasons my installation of rh6.2 via NFS fails?
 
Old 12-13-2002, 02:22 AM   #6
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this is what i have done:
i have nfs running on rh7.2 sharing /mnt/cdrom, this is my /etc/exports file:

/mnt/cdrom 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0(ro)

i have tried to mount that directory on the server running nfs ie:my rh7.2 pc, and i have no problems the mount works perfectly.

i am logged in as root on my rh7.2 pc running nfs, the redhat 6.2 cd in the cdrom drive, but when i boot up the remote pc (mybox) with the rh6.2 network boot disk everything goes well i select my network card (intel etherexpress), specify my ip address 192.168.0.2 and then it determines my host name and all.

Next i enter in the address of the nfs server 192.168.0.1 and the location of the Redhat directory: /mnt/cdrom

I hit enter and then it seems to go wrong from there, ie: the machine hangs

so i open up a console on my rh7.2 pc running nfs and do a:

Code:
 [root@xion root]# showmount -a
All mount points on xion:
192.168.0.1:/mnt/cdrom
192.168.0.2:/mnt/cdrom
[root@xion root]#
and it shows both the mounts, ie: the one created during my test and the remote pc (mybox)

so all seems well up to that point .

p.s when i say the remote pc (mybox) hangs i mean there is just a blue screen with welcome to redhat linux at the top and a flashing cursor in the bottom left hand corner.

remember i am logged in as root on the nfs server during the entire process.

cheers
 
Old 12-13-2002, 02:52 AM   #7
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you don't enter RedHat

it needs the path to the folder that RedHat is in
 
Old 12-13-2002, 05:29 AM   #8
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yeah i didnt enter /mnt/cdrom/Redhat sorry if it came across that way.

I entered:
Server name: 192.168.0.1
Redhat directory: /mnt/cdrom

and then it just hangs
 
Old 12-13-2002, 05:35 AM   #9
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it seems mighty strange! I must be doing something wrong?

Im wondering whether it has anything to do with the format of my etc/exports file?

Code:
 /mnt/cdrom 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0(ro)
does this look right? or do i need to have a space between the subnet mask and the (ro) ?

I cant think of anything else? i just dont know what causes the remote system not to get the required data from the mounted share? hmmmmmm
 
Old 12-13-2002, 05:36 AM   #10
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bummer

did you try ftp
 
Old 12-13-2002, 05:38 AM   #11
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try /mnt/cdrom *(ro)
 
  


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