Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82404
booting from cd wtih `linux ks' doesn't get ks file from dhcp server
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Contrary to the docs in the customization guide, booting with `linux ks' doesn't
contact the dhcp server, at least when booting off the installation cd. In VT3,
I find the message:
* grabbing kickstart from nfs with dhcp next-server currently unsupported
but this is certainly a glitch, since I have only one dhcp server active in this
network, and it definitely doesn't have the next-server option set. Besides, it
was not contacted at all from the boot to the appearance of the message.
Adding `askmethod' to the boot line doesn't help. Trying at random `ks=nfs'
changes the message to `reading kickstart file', regardless of the presence of
askmethod or not, but it just hangs there, without having ever contacted the
`ks=nfs:' works as far as setting up networking goes, but it doesn't grab
information from dhcp as I had hoped it might. `ks=dhcp:' (desperate try! :-)
hangs just like `ks=nfs' .
The solution was to boot `linux ks=nfs:server:/pathname', which is sub-optimal.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use a dhcp server that had been used for kickstart installs of up to RHL7.3
2.boot off the cd with linux ks
Actual Results: it doesn't bring up the network interface to obtain dhcp ks
Expected Results: according to the docs, it should
It's back in CVS
*** Bug 83149 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Confirmed fixed in current tree.