Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1281553
BIOS PXE Boot Directions in Install Guide Incorrect
Last modified: 2016-01-20 08:02:21 EST
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Describe the issue: Configuration locations incorrect, conflicting systemctl instructions, and unclear directions for obtaining boot files. This is true for both RHEL 7 and 7.2 Beta as noted in the document links above.
Suggestions for improvement:
Step 5 states:
"You now need the pxelinux.0 file from teh SYSLINUX package in the ISO image file. To access it, run the commands as root:"
It should specify the full DVD install ISO as the instructions are not correct for the netboot ISO.
Step 7 states:
"Add a configuration file named default to the pxelinux/ directory.
A sample configuration file at /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/default might look like:"
This configuration fails, the file should be at location:
Step 9 should only require the user to enable and start xinetd.service and dhcpd.service. Systemd is aware that xinetd will start the tftp service on demand and attempting to start/enable it errors out leading the user to believe the system is not functioning properly.
*** Bug 1289596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Looks good to me.
Published here: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Installation_Guide/chap-installation-server-setup.html#sect-network-boot-setup-bios