[CentOS] kickstart problems

Paolo Supino paolo.supino at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 12:07:34 UTC 2008


On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 8:14 AM, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net> wrote:

> Paolo Supino wrote:
> > Hi Nate
> >
>
> > 3: After the error comes up I get the HTTP setup configuration screen
> with
> > the source website (in IP) and CentOS directory as I entered them in the
> > pxeconfiguration file and as it appears in the kickstart configuration
> file
> > and all I have to do is press the 'OK' button to continue the
> installation
> > to a successful completion.
>
> If that's the case the next most likely culprit is
>
> > url --url http://192.168.11.1/source
>
>
> Just because the PXE boot loader can download the kickstart
> config does not mean that the installation process will work
> with that NIC.
>
> Also I've had lots of broadcom systems not work with kickstart over
> the years, it's not uncommon for newer systems to have newer
> revs of the chipsets and those revs not being supported by the
> installer.
>
> But it sounds like in your case it does work, so I would look
> at the url above, as it likely is the cause of the problem. Check
> the http access logs on the server for 404s and similar errors.
>
> nate
>
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Hi Nate

  After figuring what I was doing wrong (see previous reply ...) I started
going through each of my systems in order to boot them and install CentOS
5.2 on each. For the most part it works, but only for the most part? Because
once in a few boots (not machine specific) anaconda stops and either asks me
what interface it needs to configure or fails to load 'stage2.img' from the
web server on 192.168.11.1 ... All cables are good cables. The network
switch is a Cisco 3750G with no configuration) and all the NICs are broadcom
with firmware 3.8.9. Can you throw a guess where the problem might be lying
(I hate inconsistencies)?


--
TIA
Paolo
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