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Old 04-09-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Unable to find kickstart file?

Hello Guys,

I am in attempt to install RHEL 5.2 through Kickstart. I have created a new-ks.cfg file with the following few lines:
# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.

nfs --server= --dir=/mnt/lv07/RHEL/RHEL5.264BIT
key --skip
lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
xconfig --startxonboot
#network --static --ip --netmask --gateway
network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip --netmask --gateway
network --device eth1 --onboot no --bootproto dhcp
network --device eth2 --onboot no --bootproto dhcp
network --device eth3 --onboot no --bootproto dhcp
The Kickstart file is shared through nfs on one of server.
During the boot time when it ask for Linux:
I typed:
boot: linux ks=nfs:
And Then it said: Getting Kickstart file and get stucked( looked through Alt+ F3).
The Alt+F1 asked me of ipv4 or ipv6 to select and when I returned to Back Page it shows "Unable to find kickstart file. Please modify or change the settings of the kickstart file"
Also now the Alt+F3 started throwing :
gtting kickstart file
unable to bring up network
sending dhcp request through device eth0
requesting dhcp timeout 45
Listening on LPF/eth0/00....
Sedning on Socket/fallback
DHCPDDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 4
                  ''                             interval 9
I too tried with boot:linux ks=http://<path/to/kickstartfile>

but it dint work
Please do advise me in this regards.

Additional to the above, I tried through USB too. I put new-ks.cfg into pen Drive.And Mounted the boot.ini through ILO.Both through ILO.
But Now Can anyone tell me what path shoudl I specify during boot: linux ks= ???
My Pen Drive is in Windows G: Drive mounted to remote ILO machine.
Pls help

Last edited by your_shadow03; 04-09-2009 at 08:54 AM.
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well are you sure the url you're defining is correct? is your machine getting an IP from DHCP?
Old 04-13-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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Is Kickstart possible without DHCP?
If no, then it might be due to DHCP..I guess
I tried putting kickstart file in USB and tried providing:
boot : linux ks=hd:/dev/sda1:/ks.cfg
And it worked but after sometime it showed error regarding the "Stage1.5 not found"
Am I missing something.


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