[CentOS] CentOS 6 and pxeboot

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Jul 11 21:20:39 UTC 2011

On Mon, 11 Jul 2011, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> Well, I started the install, got pxeboot to get to the kickstart 
> file, formatted the drive... and then it failed, telling me "unable 
> to read group information from repositories. This is a problem with 
> the generation of your install tree."
> A quick google gives me the first hit from a year ago, bug 4372 
> <http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=4372>, which says there's a 
> metadata problem. Has anyone else run into this today?

I've PXE booted 64-bit CentOS 6 without any trouble. (I haven't tried 
the 32-bit installer yet.)

Are you using a local repository? Perhaps the source from which you 
downloaded/rsynced it was in an unstable state.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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