Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18977
Kickstart not working with image over NFS
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:36:31 EDT
I`ve been using KS installations with RH 6.0 and 6.2 and it works well.
Trying to do a kickstart installation with RH 7.0 fails. I want to install
over the network via NFS, the ks.cfg file residing on the boot floppy
I`m using basicly the same ks.cfg file as with RH 6.2 except that I added
the --hostname line to the network option.
Instead of doing the unattended install, the installer gets interactive,
asking for language and stuff.
On Alt-F3 the last line says "mounting nfs path hostxxx:/diryyy", but
actually the request never arrives on the server, as indicates
Following the interactive installer and entering manually the nfs server
and the mount dir after providing IP information will result in a succesful
mounting and anaconda starts to load. The lines read:
Running anaconda - may take some time to load...
exec: No such file or directory
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
In addition, I noticed that I can`t mount the image from a Sun NFS server,
which worked well with RH 6.0 and 6.2. I had to install an NFS Server under
Linux to get it working at all.
Trying to mount the image directory from the Sun simply returns an error
dialog: "I could not mount that directory from the server."
I've done 200 kickstart installs over NFS with Red Hat 7.0.
You probably didn't copy the 2nd cdrom to your hard drive properly. Use the
commands, in the RELEASE-NOTES on cdrom1 to copy the files. I bet you are
missing your "instimage" directory.
Also, you should read over the new kickstart appendix in the official reference
guide, I bet you have some additional changes to make to your ks.cfg file.
Thanks for your hints! I copied the 2 CDs like adviced in the RELEASE-NOTES and
the problem "exec: No such file or directory" disapeared. I initially made a 1
to 1 copy of ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/redhat/redhat-7.0/i386/en/,
which should have the same content, but obviously not...
The problem with the Sun server remains. We are using SunOS 5.6 on an Ultra-4.
Did you export the image directory from a linux box or a Sun?
Marc, see Bug #17609. I've made some images available to allow you to mount
the Sun server....
glad to hear that Dax's notes helped ... ! Since they solved your immeadiate
problem (the copy of CDs #1 & #2), I'll close this bug report ... feel free to
follow the related NFS issues in 17609 ... thanks for your report!