kickstart install using NFS

Dan Kidger daniel.kidger at
Thu Oct 10 03:33:50 PDT 2002


On Thursday 10 October 2002 10:20, Mat Harris wrote:
> when I am installing from nfs/ftp/http, what format does the source have  to
> be in? i have the rh8 cds (5), so do i just mkisofs them into their original
> iso filenames or do i have to copy the contents in a certain way?

you simply copy the RedHat CD's on top of each other - the net result is that 
the directory RedHat/RPMS (in say /opt/RH7.3) fills up with rpm's from all 
three CDs.

I then make this driectory both exported to my subnet and also symlinked from 
/var/www/html (ftp too if you wish).  
Then I can do a network based kickstart across the cluster using http on 
Mondays and Wednesdays, nfs on Tuesdays and Fridays, etc. ... :-)


Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd.      daniel.kidger at
One Bridewell St., Bristol, BS1 2AA, UK         0117 915 5505
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