[CentOS] [SOLVED... prolly] Re: "installation source" specification for netinstall

Thu Dec 17 14:23:46 UTC 2015
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

On 12/15/2015 09:37 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> This one works:
> http://mirrors.mit.edu/centos/7/os/x86_64/
> I know because I/ve used it for net installs twice in the last
> week or two,  most recently a Thursday of last week.
>> >Believe me, I  wish it  did  work.  I've been at this stupid
>> >specification which should be easy and done over with hours ago.
>> >But it doesn't work.
> I agreee that it would be nice to have some better doc on how to
> choose the URL for a net install, I've stumbled around in the dark
> at times past trying to figure it out, too.
> but it definitely DOES work if you get the URL right (and if you have
> your networking set up correctly, and the mirror isn't broken, and...,
> and..., etc.).
> Fred

After setting up again another the next  morning (yesterday), mit didn't 
work either.  The networking was set up alright-- the  third  time 
setting up everything for the third time, and, after all, the 
configuration page confirmed networking.  What could be wrong?  Well, I 
went back  into the  networking config page and saw it was actually all 
wrong.  It didn't for some reason didn't  even change the  configuration 
I put in even after clicking on "Done" (several times).  Apparently, 
'networking connection' to this setup page must have understood to that 
to mean only TCP/IP level 2 connection to the AP... yes, it could talk 
to the AP, but not make an actual to the network.  At this point I 
couldn't trust  netinstall anymore, wiped it, and yesterday burned and 
loaded and  installed a LiveCD.

Days ago, when wrestling with repos setting up, it occurred to me it 
would be nice for the app to have a small console in it, something which 
could be used to confirm (by hand) networking was correct and that URLs 
were there and active... it would be simple.  Apparently it's a bad idea 
for some reason to make any improvements over what comes from upstream. 

Thanks, Fred, for the tip.  I'll augment your tip: don't believe it when 
the netinstall configuration says it's (allegedly) correctly configured.