[CentOS] Merging Install DVDs on a PXE server

Mon Apr 11 01:07:36 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/10/11 6:10 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
>>>     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)

The installer has always known how to deal directly with all the CD iso images 
under an nfs directory by itself without fiddling with any files.  I'd expect it 
to do the same with the dvds, but haven't tried that since there were two of them.

    Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com