[CentOS] Merging Install DVDs on a PXE server

Sun Apr 10 23:18:19 UTC 2011
Digimer <linux at alteeve.com>

On 04/10/2011 07:10 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 04/10/11 4:01 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
>> At Sun, 10 Apr 2011 18:31:43 -0400 CentOS mailing list<centos at centos.org>  wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>    Probably a simple question, but, I'd like to merge both install DVDs
>>> into one directory on my PXE server. Obviously I will need to copy all
>>> of the files, but do I need to cast a magical incantation to recreate
>>> .discinfo, .treeinfo, etc?
>> If all you want to do is create a PXE server that can be used to install
>> using NFS, you just need the DVD (or CD) .iso files in some NFS exported
>> (read-only!) directory.  Loopback mount the first DVD/CD and copy the
>> image froms from images/pxeboot to /tftpboot and put entries in
>> /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default, and the right 'magic' in /etc/dhcpd.conf
>> and you are good to go.
> the .iso files on the nfs ?  I thought you put all the files IN the iso
> personally, when I do PXE, I use a http style install off a local copy 
> of the repository.   Its been a little while since i set it up, but 
> IIRC, there's some mojo you put in the kickstart file on the tftproot to 
> tell it what install type you want (nfs vs http vs whatever)

Ya, I use it over http as well.

In kickstart; use:
url --url=

In the PXE config file, the matching entry would be something like:

LABEL c5_an-node01
        MENU LABEL ^1) Install AN!Node01; Storage Node 01 - Cluster 2
        KERNEL boot/c5/x86_64/vmlinuz
        APPEND initrd=boot/c5/x86_64/initrd.img
ks= ksdevice=eth1

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