kickstart install using NFS
Henderson, TL Todd
Todd_Henderson at ISL-3Com.com
Wed Oct 9 13:59:15 PDT 2002
Thanks. That took care of it. The combination of dd and my floppy drives
sure could eat up the floppys. I lost 2 new floppys in the process to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Baker-LePain [mailto:jlb17 at duke.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 2:55 PM
> To: Henderson, TL Todd
> Cc: 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
> Subject: Re: kickstart install using NFS
> On Wed, 9 Oct 2002 at 2:15pm, Henderson, TL Todd wrote
> > I'm preparing to install a large number of new nodes using
> redhat and have
> > planned on using the kickstart option. I have gotten a
> kickstart file setup
> > just the way I want it with one exception and I can not get
> it to work. I
> > ultimately want to boot from a floppy and in the kickstart
> file tell it to
> > get the rpm's from a nfs mount.
> > So far I have:
> > 1.) Booted from a cd and issued the command:
> > linux ks=floppy
> I don't believe that the boot image on the CD is net enabled.
> On the CD
> there should be a directory called "images". In there is
> bootnet.img. dd
> that onto a floppy, mount the floppy, copy your ks.cfg onto
> it, and then
> try the above line.
> As an aside, I've heard through the grapevine that ftp
> installs are faster
> than NFS...
> Joshua Baker-LePain
> Department of Biomedical Engineering
> Duke University
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