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Old 03-24-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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Redhat 7.3 network installation partition problem

I have put all of the RedHat 7.3 CD's (1 - 3) onto one DVD and then I applied all updates and created a new DVD. When I install from this DVD all goes well.

The problem occurs when I attempt to install over the network using PXE, DHCP and TFTP (and kickstart). All goes well until it gets to the hard-drive partition section and it does this really quickly (less than 10 seconds when it takes about 1 minute when doing it from the DVD).
My install size is approximately 2.1GB and I am attempting to make an ext3 / (root) partition of size 10GB. The install pops up a message saying there is not enough space (1803MB short). In console 5 (ALT-5) the output blocksize and number of blocks calculates to be 10.4GB so this seems right. There was no error messages in this console.

As I can install from the DVD, but not over the network, I am taking a guess that it might be the mk2fs (or whatever makes the ext3 file system) in the vmlinuz for the network boot.

I am new to Linux so I am taking a guess.
Old 03-25-2004, 07:06 PM   #2
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I went back to using the 2.4.18-3BOOT Kernel and all worked well.
I guess the problem is in the 2.4.20-24.7BOOT Kernel?


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