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Old 02-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Running KickSTart for Dell PowerEdge T100 is FAILING in Dell PowerEdge T100 II


Just recently I was given a KickStart Script that is good and running AUTOMATICALLY (without any intervention)for deploying Dell PowerEdge T110. Then I was told that our client order several PowerEdge T110 II, and they cannot use anymore the Kickstart Script as it is now become interactive and failing to be AUTOMATIC. Below is the actual Script.

The AUTOMATION FAILURE starts when it asks for the following;
LANG
KEYBOARD
DEVICE MEDIA

Appreciate some of your suggestions .... Thanks in Advanced...

#Kickstart Configuration for DB2 and ITDS
#platform=x86, AMD64, or Intel EM64T

install #Install OS instead of upgrade
cdrom #Installation method
lang en_US.UTF-8 #System language
langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8 #Language modules to install
keyboard us #System keyboard
xconfig --startxonboot --defaultdesktop gnome
network --device eth0 --hostname BUDS-SRV-BPI-XXX #Network information
rootpw --iscrypted $1$B8igawwg$moeMJlbnABgZxCDSLzqXi1
firewall --disabled #Firewall configuration
selinux --disabled #SELinux configuration
authconfig --enableshadow --passalgo=md5 #System authorization infomation
timezone --utc Asia/Manila #Sytem timezone
bootloader --location=mbr #System bootloader configuration
clearpart --all
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=100 --asprimary
part pv.1 --size=100 --grow --asprimary
volgroup VolGroup00 pv.1
logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1024 --grow
logvol swap --fstype swap --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=2048

#Package install information
%packages
@ admin-tools
@ system-tools
@ text-internet
@ gnome-desktop
@ compat-arch-support
@ legacy-software-development
@ smb-server
@ base-x
@ web-server
@ printing
@ server-cfg
@ development-tools
kernel-smp
sysstat
vnc
e2fsprogs
grub
lvm2
sg3_utils
sg3_utils-libs
sg3_utils-devel
rsh-server
rsh
- wireshark
- kdebase
- kdelibs
- kdelibs-devel

%post --nochroot

#Copy installation files from CD
(
echo
[ -d /mnt/source ] || mkdir /mnt/source
mount /tmp/cdrom /mnt/source
mkdir /mnt/sysimage/root/.asbp_logs
df -T > /mnt/sysimage/root/.asbp_logs/df
cp -rp /mnt/source/LOGIN /mnt/sysimage/root
umount /mnt/source
) >> /mnt/sysimage/root/.postnochroot

%post

sed -i s/id:5:initdefault:/id:3:initdefault:/ /etc/inittab
cat >> /etc/rc.local << EOF
/bin/bash /root/LOGIN/welcome.sh
/bin/bash /root/LOGIN/insert_disc.sh
/sbin/modprobe sg
EOF

Last edited by rosarion; 02-15-2012 at 07:21 PM. Reason: revision
 
Old 02-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Are they the only items being asked for? .. I'm wondering whether the kickstart is being used at all
 
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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hi rosarion

what i guess the reason for your automation failing,you mentioned that new servers were added to your environnment check what type of Hard disks are use whether SCSI or Sata, if the HDD are same with your existing setup.if your servers are not in remote place try to replace the keyboard ank check...

Thank you.....am sharing what i know....if anyone having any comments feel free to share...
 
Old 02-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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I ran into this issue. The Dell's name their raid groups differently. I am probably missing something but I had to remove all ondisk entries in my kickstart profile and remove the raid 5 data group. Install the rootvg then recreate the datavg raid 5 volume for the kickstart to run properly.
 
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I ran into this issue. The Dell's name their raid groups differently. I am probably missing something but I had to remove all ondisk entries in my kickstart profile and remove the raid 5 data group. Install the rootvg then recreate the datavg raid 5 volume for the kickstart to run properly.

Yes you are quite right that DELL has a different Disk Controller for this model.
We had actually escalated this problem to them and it is taking ages for their solution.
We are now going to apply your advise and I will send you the results....
Thanks for sharing your experience....

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