[CentOS] PXE boot, Kickstart NFS install and %include...

saveline at alinto.net saveline at alinto.net
Thu Mar 23 16:42:16 UTC 2006


Will McDonald a écrit :
> On 23/03/06, saveline at alinto.net <saveline at alinto.net> wrote:
>   
>> Hi, I am trying to install a box by using your trick (nfs mount + %include)
>> Here is my problem : Anaconda says that he can't find my files on /mnt/ks
>> But I think my export should be good because I can mount it on another
>> machine. In addition, during the end of anaconda he tells me that he has
>> unmounted /mnt/ks and I can see request mount in my /var/log/messages
>> server.
>> You can see my kickstart file :
>>
>> install
>> lang en_US.UTF-8
>> langsupport --default en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8 fr_FR.UTF-8
>> keyboard fr
>> mouse genericwheelps/2 --device psaux
>> skipx
>> network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip 85.5.11.144 --netmask
>> 255.255.255.0
>> network --device eth1 --bootproto dhcp
>> nfs --server my.machine.int --dir /var/kickstart/centos/4.1/i386/os
>> firewall --disabled
>> timezone --utc Europe/Paris
>> bootloader --location=mbr
>> zerombr yes
>> reboot
>>
>> %include /mnt/ks/partition
>> %include /mnt/ks/package
>>
>> %pre
>> mkdir /mnt/ks
>> mount my.machine.int:/var/kickstarttest /mnt/ks
>>     
>
> That looks pretty much like what I have working. When you're mounting
> my.machine.int, are you using an IP address or is that the hostname?
> I'd try using the IP in case you don't have name services available.
>
> You can keep an eye on what KickStart is doing by by switching virtual
> consoles as usual:
>
> Alt-F1 - installation dialog
> Alt-F2 - shell prompt
> Alt-F3 - install log (messages from install program)
> Alt-F4 - system log (messages from kernel, etc.)
> Alt-F5 - other messages
> Alt-F3 is especially useful when dealing with errors in your Kickstart
> configuration files.
>
> Here's the config I currently have....
>
> # Kickstart to build default CentOS system
> #
> # $Id: centos4-install-ks.cfg,v 1.5 2006/03/21 14:57:18 root Exp $
> #
>
> # Setup kickstart defaults (keyboard, NFS server etc.)
> # %include /mnt/ks/kickstart/include/kickstart.cfg
> # standard Kickstart defaults for keyboard, languange, NFS server etc. etc.
>
> nfs --server=192.168.24.218 --dir=/opt/centos/4/os/i386
> lang en_US.UTF-8
> langsupport --default=en_GB.UTF-8 en_GB.UTF-8
> keyboard uk
> reboot
> text
> network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp
> rootpw --iscrypted $1$wUjJ2O2O$xhfsduRpIbo2h7TVtT6Wo1
> firewall --disabled
> selinux --disabled
> authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
> timezone --utc Europe/London
> bootloader --location=mbr
>
> # Setup partitions
> %include /mnt/ks/kickstart/include/disk.cfg
>
> # Package list to install
> %include /mnt/ks/kickstart/include/packages.cfg
>
> %pre
> mkdir /mnt/ks
> mount 192.168.24.218:/opt/ /mnt/ks
>
> %post
> # Setup CentOS Yum repository
> %include /mnt/ks/kickstart/include/centos4-yum.cfg
> [lots of other stuff after here]
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OK thanx I will try to debug my config, I didn't think about switching 
virtual console.
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