Re: 5.5 kickstart install from harddrive
Posted by albix on 2010/5/24 21:56:11
Thanks for your reply
I booted form the CentOS 5.5 i386 LiveCD, using netinstall. I added the following parameters:
ip=dhcp ks=http://path_to_ks kssendmac
The kickstart file was read successfully, but neither the DVD or the 1st CD iso files where accepted (both isos are also i386) as described in first post.
I've now successfully installed another laptop via http. Copied vmlinuz and initrd.img from the /images/pxeboot/ directory of 5.5/os/i386 repo to the hd, and booted grub to it. I will paste the grub config later for those interested. Just have to boot back into old SUSE, as the config is on a reiserfs filesystem which I cannot mount in CentOS.
What I've found so far:
pxeboot/vmlinuz is equal to LiveCD /isolinux/vminst and /isolinux/vmlinuz0. vminst seems to be the one used for LiveCD netinstall.
pxeboot/initrd.img, LiveCD /isolinux/initrd0.img and /isolinux/install.img are all different. Don't know which of the two latter are used by LiveCD netinstall.
I expected a LiveCD netinstall initrd equal to the one in pxeboot. Could the different initrds be causing the problem?
I will try to install from isos (or repo) on hd, booted from hd (pxeboot copy), later. The final idea is to have the install bootfiles, kickstart file and install iso or repo on hd to be able to reinstall without network or DVD available if necessary. Kind of system restore ...
Hopefully I will be posting the success story tomorrow ...
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