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Question RHEL5 Kickstart Problem... HELP!

Folks,
Im hoping you guys can help me. Here is a description of what I have going on.

Fresh VM, trying to run a Kickstart Install on it for RHEL5. I am looking to access the kickstart file through nfs.

I boot from a local ISO image and everything goes fine, I get to the boot prompt and enter linux ks=nfs:43.145.XXX.XX:/data/ks/ksrh5x86_64.cfg

---it is at this point where I am confused on what to do---
I have in a document left to me by someone who used to work here, the following information.

#linux ks=nfs:43.136.2.31:/data/ks/ksrh5x86_64.cfg
ksdevice=eth0
ip=xx.xxx.xx.xx
netmask=xxx.xxx.xxx.x
gateway=xx.xxx.xxx.xx
noipv6

---Here is my problem----

I do this at the boot prompt, everything flows until it comes back saying sending request for IP information for eth0"...That goes on for a few minutes then I get a screen that pops up saying "Error Downloading Kickstart File"

"Unable to Download the Kickstart file, Please modify the Kickstart paramater below or press cancel to proceed as an interactive installation"


---Questions---
I am not well versed in RHEL5 and this is my first time doing a Kickstart install.

-Am I supposed to enter the KSdevice,IP,netmask,gateway and noipv6 on the same line that I am entering the ks=nfs path?

-Is there something I am missing?


I would be forever greatfull if someone could assist me with this.
I am stumped and confused.

I am looking forward to learning more about this and would appreciate the assistance.

Many Thanks,
Mathew
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It looks like you should be booting to the network with that setup.

You want to do a DHCP/BootP to a TFTP/DCHP/NFS server.
Otherwise, you can copy that kickstart profile to a USB drive and then kickstart=/dev/sda1/blahblah.cfg
# 3  
Thanks Mark, I appreciate the advice... I finally got it working... I cant use NFS because we don't have DHCP here... SO I used http to retrieve the kickstart file...

Thanks for the response.


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Originally Posted by mark54g
It looks like you should be booting to the network with that setup.

You want to do a DHCP/BootP to a TFTP/DCHP/NFS server.
Otherwise, you can copy that kickstart profile to a USB drive and then kickstart=/dev/sda1/blahblah.cfg
# 4  
I had this problem too. The issue was down to the type of VNIC selected.

Do not choose the enhanced vmxnet as this seems to have problems with DHCP.

Andy

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