[CentOS] kickstart problems

Romeo Ninov rninov at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 13:07:46 UTC 2008



Paolo Supino  wrote / napísal(a):
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> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Romeo Ninov <rninov at gmail.com 
> <mailto:rninov at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     Paolo Supino  wrote / napísal(a):
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>         On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 8:14 AM, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net
>         <mailto:centos at linuxpowered.net>
>         <mailto:centos at linuxpowered.net
>         <mailto:centos at linuxpowered.net>>> wrote:
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>            Paolo Supino wrote:
>            > Hi Nate
>            >
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>            > 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.
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>            If that's the case the next most likely culprit is
>
>            > url --url http://192.168.11.1/source
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>            Just because the PXE boot loader can download the kickstart
>            config does not mean that the installation process will work
>            with that NIC.
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>            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.
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>            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
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>          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 <http://192.168.11.1>
>         <http://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. <http://3.8.9.>
>         <http://3.8.9.> Can you throw a guess where the problem might
>         be lying (I hate inconsistencies)?
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>     Have you check apache logs for something. Check also the server
>     messages
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> Hi Romeo
>
>   Yes I did, and nothing shows up in either access_log or error_log :-(
> I just had a node that stopped asking me for IP configuration (twice) 
> and only on the second time (checked on the server using tcpdump) did 
> it actually try to contact the server to retrieve network 
> configuration continue and it successfully retrieved 'stage2.img' from 
> the web server :-(
>
Paolo, what about DHCP or bootp servers. Check the logs, flush ARP cache 
from server(s)


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