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Old 07-15-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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PXE install for RHEL6 x86 not working


Hello,

I am trying to install RHEL6.0 x86 from a PXE server. Right after formatting the disk installer shows this error:
"Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly
generated.

Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: anaconda-RedHatEnterpriseLinux-201009222021.s390x. Please verify its path and try again."

I extracted the image on Windows host and then moved it to the Linux PXE server. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-15-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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I extracted the image on Windows host and then moved it to the Linux PXE server. Thanks in advance.[
off hand i would say that their was the problem .

just how did you " extracted the image " ???
and HOW did you move it from windows box to a linux one ?
and why ??

as to -- why -- this way

is there no dvd drive on the machine ?
is there no usb port on it ( a bootable usb install can be made)
and is there no internet connection for a net install
 
Old 07-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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I extracted using ISObuster app on Windows. And then moved the files to the Linux host using USB. I tried mounting the ISO image to a directory on the Linux PXE server where the files needed to be available for the PXE server to work. But this way I could not even start the installer after giving it the NFS IP and image directory. But the extracted folder that I copied over from Windows host at least get me through the formatting of the disk and then showed me the error.

So are you saying that I cannot extract on Windows host and then move the folder? I have to extract it in Linux? And if so, why? And the error is due to this?
 
Old 07-15-2011, 05:39 PM   #4
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Also, how do you extract iso on linux? I did #mount -o loop xxx.iso /mnt/rhel6.0 and then copied the files from there to some other location. Is that the right way to do it?
 
Old 07-15-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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I was thinking this as well actually. That the extraction is not working right. I am actually setting up Linux PXE server for first time and would like to know what would be the best way to extract the iso for a RHEL5.3 PXE server? thanks
 
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why not just burn the iso to a dvd and insert the dvd and reboot
or
make a bootable usb drive and install with that
plugin the usb and reboot

the red hat install guide
http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Re...ide/index.html
for most of the red hat site you WILL need the username and password you made when you set up your account after you BOUGHT the REQUIRED license .
 
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No, I have to do PXE. What would be the best way to extract iso on linux?
 
Old 07-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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then ask your paid for tech support from red hat
you bought this with the rhel 6 license

or
search the redhat knowledge-base for
"Pre Execution Environment "
you will need your rhn username and password

the centos wiki might help
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/PXE
but it is for cent5 and not rhel6
and will REQUIRE paid for access to rhn for the yum commands on RHEL6
 
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Thanks John for your time.
 
  


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