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Old 03-24-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
tt1187
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Install centos via Kickstart file on a NFS Server


Hey,

Background: I'm using VMware, with two virtual machines. One is a blank vm, whilst the other is a NFS server. It's using a "Bridged" connection.

I'm trying to install centos from a iso file. However, I want to do it with a kickstart file that is located in the NFS (network file share) server. Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck doing this.

The settings on the NFS server are fine (ie. firewall, access list etc.).

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Name:	Centos 6 - tester1-2014-03-24-11-20-43.png
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And this is what I'm trying to input for booting with a file on a nfs server;

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Name:	Centos 6 - ks-2014-03-24-11-16-00.png
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Size:	2.2 KB
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But it just keeps showing me this error page;

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Name:	Centos 6 - ks-2014-03-24-11-26-29.png
Views:	35
Size:	6.2 KB
ID:	15051

Any ideas?

Last edited by tt1187; 03-24-2014 at 08:06 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 03:52 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by tt1187 View Post
Hey,

Background: I'm using VMware, with two virtual machines. One is a blank vm, whilst the other is a NFS server. It's using a "Bridged" connection.

I'm trying to install centos from a iso file. However, I want to do it with a kickstart file that is located in the NFS (network file share) server. Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck doing this.
[...]

Any ideas?
Did you test whether you can access the kickstart file from elsewhere on the same network? E.g. from a third virtual machine, or perhaps the host (192.168.2.1 I suppose).
Do the NFS logs indicate whether there is any attempt to access the NFS server at all? You could even use a big gun like wireshark or tcpdump.
Can you try ftp or http instead of NFS?
 
  


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