pxe boot kickstart on redhat
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Wed Mar 24 19:35:27 PST 2004
Sorry for the late response. Let me know if your have questions.
- bin dev home lib misc opt root tmp
apps boot etc initrd local mnt proc sbin usr
archive cadtools export kickstart lost+found net projects tftpboot var
bin etc ksfiles log lost+found sample_ksfiles
3.0 7.3 8.0 9.0 local new_rpms up2date_rpms
3.0 7.3 8.0 9.0 pxelinux.0 pxelinux.cfg pxelinux.cfg.orig X86PC
David Lowenstein <dlowenst at rohan.sdsu.edu> wrote:
yes, examples would be great. I know i need a tftp server and a linux
kernel in the tftp directory but I got sidetracked with trying to make it
work with floppies. Now that I have that pretty much squared away I want
to move away from having to babysit each server for the first few minutes.
Some of these servers will be a small web farm of identical machines which
may need to be reinstalled on the fly when they have issues, so i want to
make this as seamless as possible.
On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, maverick wrote:
> I just went trough this exact process and the problem that took me the longest was getting some internal DNS problems fix. After that it wasent that hard. I setup SunFire V60's and I had to manually hit a key so that they would look for pxe but after that they install just fine. I do have some directories that have everything in them that way I could not have problems with dependencies.
> /home/RedHat/redhat/RPM (an so on)
> Also my kickstart server is my DHCP server. (Not sure if this was needed but)
> Then I just configure all my file to look there. I can send you some examples latter if you like.
> David Lowenstein wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm about to install redhat on 11 boxes in three different configurations.
> While I wait for hardware to arrive I have some of my test boxes here and
> I've been working the last two days on kickstart installations using
> redhat 9. The OS I will be using for the 11 boxes will be redhat
> enterprise workstation (whatever they're calling it...WS 3?), but I
> imagine that kickstarts aren't all that different between linuces.
> I've gotten a kickstart to work using a boot floppy and the drvnet.img
> ethernet drivers, with the target server mounting the redhat 9 isos over
> I have %post scripts working pretty well, although so far I've been
> unsuccessful getting a third party rpm (java sdk) to install. I got some
> complaints about package dependencies during the %post script, but after
> the system booted I installed the rpm with no problems. That one confuses
> me. What's the difference in the system state between %post and being
> booted besides everything having a root of /mnt/sysimage/ instead of / ?
> But I digress (and many relatives and past teachers would cringe at seeing
> me start a sentence with "But").
> In a perfect world I'd be able to plug the new boxes in to ethernet, put
> their mac addresses in to the bootp configuration, turn them all on, and
> come back later to find all of them fully installed. I'm imagining the
> equivalent of sun's jumpstart which can be completely hands-off.
> I think this is possible with pxe. Can anyone point me in the right
> direction to get redhat installed via pxe?
> Thanks in advance
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