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Old 03-12-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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RHEL 5.x - prompting for network card during install


Hi guys,

First post on the forum and a relative inexperienced Linux user.

I have a problem where l am builing RHEL 5.x servers and during the install it asks which network card you want to boot from. My servers all have 4 NICs in, broadcom.

I am booting from a PXE server which runs the anaconda installer l have tried editing the kickstart files and also the pxe cfg file with various options, but have had no luck so far.

Google throws up a few people with similar problems, but it doesn't look like they have solved it.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-12-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi,

I've had the same issue with RH 5.2 running on Dell Hardware (PowerEdge). But, like you already found out on google, I (we, it was a team effort) did not find a solution for the problem. Once the card was selected (not always the same entry) the installer script worked perfectly. After the install the network card(s) problem never arose again, it only showed up during the PXE boot.

We never asked RH to look into this, it was seen as a minor inconvenience that could (was not always the case) show up during a fresh install. We did suspect the allocation of the network cards as the base of the problem.

Probably not what you wanted to read, but you are definitely not the only one that has this problem.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response druuna.

l need to get this completely automated
 
Old 03-12-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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Hi,

You (or appropriate person in your company) could ask Red Hat for support, I doubt this would be the first request they get relating to this sort of problem. And besides that, one pays good money for the support

Hope this helps.
 
  


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