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Old 06-20-2002, 11:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Red Hat 7.3 HTTP install真真真

recently the guy who did the linux where i work, took a sudden vacation from work... and i have been thrust into his job because i am the only person in the place who knows anything about linux...

i had been away from linux for most of the 2.X.X kernal, but have caught back up fairly well, but i am by no means an expert...

my predicessor had set up a net work install from a boot disk for the previous Red Hat releases... now my employers want the same from me.... and with out the training i was promised...

n any event... using kick start i set up the proceedure for the install as a copy for the previous version... but i could not get it to work... so i read about nfs shares a liittle and discovered that on the http server there is a file called exports so i mimicked the entries in this file for one to represent mine.... i am a little confused by the export file though is some one could help...

the files are installed from a ip adaress which also acts as a dhcp server for the newly built machines... the directory that the distributions are in on this machine are /home/httpd/html/pub/7Xd where X is the distro... ie 7.0, 7.1 etc... some home there is a link or share that will also let these files be found at /pub/7Xd( don't quite understand this but will at some point i guess).... but in the exports file these paths are listed out as /home/httpd/html/pub/distroX ie distro for 7.0 ( i guess ) distro1 for 7.1 ( i hope )... etc...

so my machines boot to the network... start the install... get an ip address... resolve host name... start anaconda... and then as it starts to format the hard disk it returns a message that it has tried to accress an address beyond the end of the device...

sorry this is some one vague... i found the sight at 23:00 and all my notes are at work... but if any one has a clue on this and could help email me at and i will try to provide more spacifics.....

thanx in advance
Old 06-21-2002, 08:11 AM   #2
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one thing is that http and nfs are not the same thing.

It sounds like you are trying to use both some how.
If you have the redhat cd copied to some folder under the /var/www/html/ folder then use the bootnet.img

hold down your shift key while clicking this link

create the boot floppy. then boot it and choose http, put in the server ip for server hostname and if the right files are on the server it will be the path to the root dir of the cdrom.

so if the path on the server is /var/www/html/7xd/RedHat

then the path to RedHat cd will be 7xd

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Old 06-21-2002, 08:09 PM   #3
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if i boot to a normal netboot imagee i can then type in the address of the http url and tha machine will install flwlessly... the problem that i get is trying to automate the process... it will work fine until thye hard drive format... then returns an error that the format is trying to acess beyond the end of the drive...???


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