[CentOS] Centos 4.92

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sun Mar 25 22:48:43 UTC 2007

David Mackintosh wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 11:34:44PM +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
>>> Download to a directory exported with NFS, burn the first one and boot 
>>> with 'linux askmethod' at the boot prompt, pick 'nfs image' as the 
>>> method and fill in the host/path information.  The install does all the 
>>> magic of loopback mounting the iso images for you and will switch 
>>> atomatically when needed. Once it is started you can let it run unattended.
>> I much prefer http installs, and my kickstart scripts have evolved to 
>> expect it.
> While there is very little difference between nfs and http installs,
> I found that I prefered nfs because I could eject the CD and take it
> away after the install got going; http installs seemed to hang on to
> the CD until the first boot.

I did some ks network installs of Nahant using a boot CD because the 
machine wouldn't network-boot. I don't recall a problem getting the CD out.

> Of course now that I'm getting everything going with PXE (through
> Cobbler), I suspect the difference is again pretty much insignificant.  

So far as getting started is concerned, a ks install is no different.



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