Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63091
RFE: cdrom kickstart install won't use nfs
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
The `nfs' line in the ks.cfg appears to be ignored when booting from the install
CD-ROM. I wish I could use it to start network installs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a ks.cfg with an `nfs' line pointing to an nfs server holding the
installation tree, from which you've successfully done a kickstart install
starting with the bootnet floppy disk before
2.Boot the installation CD-ROM with ks=floppy
Actual Results: It loads the network card driver successfully, but it will
install from the CD.
Expected Results: I expected it to install from the NFS tree, so that I didn't
have to go swapping CDs every now and then.
This actually works, but only if the module is one of the ones which is on the
CD. The only "standard" network card drivers on the CD are eepro100 and 3c59x
because they're use for PCMCIA (and we use the pcmcia modules + local modules
for the cdboot). Unfortunately, not really enough room to add the rest of the
network modules from bootnet.
Any chance of having the drivers disk as a separate session in the CD (would it
be mountable as such?), or of mounting the drivers img file from the CD itself
using a loopback device?