Kickstart Installation problems
mrao2001 at yahoo.com
mrao2001 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 5 12:37:03 PST 2001
You are right. Something has changed i.e some one had
plugged his linux test machine on the same network,
which is also running DHCP leasing different IP addresses
on the network. After removing the test box, installation
went on smoothly.
Thanks a lot for your help
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu>
To: "Mallik Vonteddu" <mallik at quova.com>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: Kickstart Installation problems
> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Mallik Vonteddu wrote:
> > After booting from the floppy, it could able to get the IP address from
> > the DHCP server,but it fails to mount the NFS partition.
> > It comes out with an error message" Mount: RPC timeout " .
> > Checked the following daemons Portmapper,nfsd,mountd and rpcinfo.
> > Executing the command "exportfs" shows the exported partitions too.
> > Evertyhing seems to work on the nfs server, but when it tries to mount
> > the nfs partition, it hangs there for some time and comes out
> > as " Mount : RPC timeout " .
> Have you checked to make sure that the ip number you are granting still
> has permissions to mount?
> Have you tried booting a rescue floppy and mounting the NFS partition by
> Is the NFS partition mountable by other clients in the net (if they are
> given permission to mount)?
> I'm sorry if these suggestions sound lame, but you've already checked a
> lot, it sounds like, and it worked and now it doesn't. Either something
> changed or something broke (hardware or software). First hypothesis is
> that something changed, so look for something that changed -- an extra
> character that somehow got typed in the kickstart line in its dhcpd
> entry, an address from the wrong block -- typos can be killers because
> everything "works" but -- doesn't. Second hypothesis is software, so
> make sure that the NFS client-server connection is valid for the
> exported space for some other reliable client. Check to be sure that
> your kickstart floppy is valid, unbroken, current, and works for some
> other client (if you can). At this point, you've checked the entire
> install path, and you're down to client hardware. Which does break,
> although I wouldn't expect it to produce an RPC error (only) if it did.
> Robert G. Brown http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
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