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Old 03-21-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
poblano
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kickstart not finding configuration file over simple network connection


I'm having some difficulty initiating a RedHat kickstart install over a simple network connection consisting of a Linux laptop serving as the DHCP/TFTP server, a Proliant DL585 - the PXE client - and a Netgear switch. The PXE client gets an IP address from the DHCP server, loads vmlinuz and initrd.img and then begins executing /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default. It seems to get stuck trying to invoke kickstart, however. After loading all of the modules - including network drivers tg3 and e1000 - I get dropped into anaconda and prompted for network information. The console output at this point follows:

Code:
* load module set done
* getting kickstart file
* sending dhcp request through device eth2
* waiting for link...
* 0 seconds.
* running dhcp for eth2
* pump told us: No DHCP reply received
This seems bizarre, since DHCP did get me to the /tftpboot directory on the DHCP server, but can't seem to find the Kickstart configuration file, which is served up via NFS.

My dhcpd.conf looks like this:

Code:
allow booting;
allow bootp;
ddns-update-style none;
deny unknown-clients;
authoritative;

subnet 192.168.37.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {

group {
        filename "pxelinux.0";
        server-identifier 192.168.37.2;
        next-server 192.168.37.2;

        host clone {
                hardware ethernet 00:10:18:10:67:CA;
                fixed-address 192.168.37.3;
        }
}
}
and /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default:

Code:
say PXE kickstart configuration file
default ks
prompt 1
timeout 300
label linux
  kernel vmlinuz
  append initrd=initrd.img lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=9216
label ks
  kernel vmlinuz
  append ksdevice=eth2 ks=nfs:192.168.37.3:/tftpboot/ha2_net.ks.cfg initrd=initrd.img network=1
 
Old 03-23-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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I am not really sure but I think you have 2 NIC on this system. If so try passing :

ksdevice=eth0 or eth1 while performing the installation. Exp :

linux ks=ksfilepath ksdevice=eth0
 
Old 03-24-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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update

This DL585 actually has 5 NICs - 2 on the mother board and 3 on installed cards. I tried eth0 through eth4... and eth4 worked! Very odd, since in reality this is eth2, but who am I to argue?
 
  


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