Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103952
cannot access kickstart file via NFS
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
With the combination of Intel Westville systems, and RedHat 9.0, access to the
kickstart file via NFS does not work. With RedHat 8.0, there was no problem, and
other hardware will work with RedHat 9.0. Problem seems to ba caused by changes
in anaconda, and by the fact that the ethernet controller of theIntel Westville
system needs some time to stabilize, before the network is usable. This requires
reasonable error recovery procedures within anaconda.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Prepare PXE environment, option "ks" without parameters.
2.Make sure that kickstart file is accessible via NFS.
3.Boot the client.
Actual Results: Kickstart file is not retrieved from NFS server. Anaconda asks
for language selection.
Expected Results: Fully automatic kickstart should run.
Several bugs have been found in the source code, see attachment.
With the supplied patch, anaconda works as expected.
Created attachment 94291 [details]
detailed description and patch
clntudp_call timeouts are broken as described in bug 104345 .
Applied some bits of this that weren't there, mostly left out the nfsmount