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Old 02-20-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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netboot problems on an unpartitioned disk


Hi,

I'm trying to install Fedora 14 on my netbook using a network PXE server on my laptop. I can see in the syslog, that initrd.img and vmlinuz get sent over tftp. The problem seems to be in my kernel parameters:

LABEL fedora14-EFI-boot-i386
kernel /images/fedora14-EFI-boot-i386/vmlinuz0
MENU LABEL fedora14-EFI-boot-i386
append initrd=/images/fedora14-EFI-boot-i386/initrd0.img ksdevice=bootif lang= kssendmac text ks=http://192.168.2.1/cblr/svc/op/ks/profile/fedora14-EFI-boot-i386 selinux=0
ipappend 2

On booting up the netbook it can't find a root device. I'm not sure what to specify for the root= because I have deleted all the partitions on /dev/sda. I did this because originally it kept booting up the old OS, and I assumed there was a way to format the disk as part of the install.

I'm stuck now and was hoping someone with more experience of bootloaders might be able to help. If possible I'd like to do this using the network rather than a usb.

Thanks for any help.

Ed.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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fedora netboot howto

This 1 appears to be more informative
http://fedorasolved.org/installation...ing-pxe-images
 
Old 02-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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netboot problems on an unpartitioned disk

Thanks, that refers to clients with partitioned disks though.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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Gparted supports network boot
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
 
Old 02-20-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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netboot problems on an unpartitioned disk

Thanks that was a useful link. I managed to get that working with pxe, and created a new partition.

I set the kernel parameters for my Fedora image to:

root=/dev/sda1 rootfstype=ext4

but on booting up, I get an different problem now saying

dracut: mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda1 is already mounted on /sysroot
 
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