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Old 06-10-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Kickstart/nfs/dhcp/tftp problem with stopping at "Freeing unused kernel memory/Write"

Hi Guys,

I do have a problem with setting up Kickstart installation of the following setup (as in Subject): Kickstart/nfs/dhcp/tftp .

It was working few times and then it stopped at some point and I was trying everything possible that I am aware of to make it live again.

Installation is getting stuck on:
Freeing unused kernel memory: 192k freed
Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 486k
I would bet that it may be something to do with Anaconda (that is the stage directly before running it). I was triple checking kickstart cfg file and it does not seem to have any wrong directives: (please find below:

# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.
# comment it out if you want a graphical installation (default)
lang en_US.UTF-8
# deprecated
#langsupport --default en_GB.UTF-8 en_GB.UTF-8
keyboard uk
nfs --server=a.b.c.d --dir=/RH_ISO
key --skip
mouse generic3usb --device input/mice
network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip IP --netmask --gateway IP --nameserver IP1,IP2 --hostname
#network --device eth1 --onboot no
#network --device eth2 --onboot no
rootpw --iscrypted blahblah
firewall --disabled
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
selinux --permissive
timezone --utc Europe/London
bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=cciss/c0d0 --append="hda=ide-scsi acpi=off"
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
clearpart --drives=cciss/c0d0 --all --initlabel
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 100 --asprimary --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part pv.3 --size 30000 --grow --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size 4000 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
volgroup VolGroup00 --pesize=32768 pv.3
logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol02 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=9984
logvol /weblogs --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=8000
logvol /chroot --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=8000
#services --disabled acpid,anacron,atd,auditd,autofs,avahi-daemon,bluetooth,cpuspeed,cups,firstboot,gpm,hidd,ip6tables,iptables,kudzu,netfs,nfslock,pcscd,portm ap,readahead_early,restorecond,rhnsd,setoubleshoot,xfs,yum-updatesd
%packages --ignoremissing


I am not sure what can cause Kickstart keep getting stuck on this error message.

Removing kikstart.cfg file from PXE config also doesn`t seem to make any difference which could be a hint.

Any input on the above would be most appreciated.

Cheers. S.


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