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# 8  
Old 02-09-2008
i will try the tool , but iam guessing that the pb is related to the communication between the 2 servers , So even if i used the tool i dont think that it will help ,
It will make things easier but i am not sure if it will solve the pb !!!
# 9  
Old 02-09-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ppass
Thanks reborg ,

Well i am not sure of this ... But i followed the documentation in the installation guide ... To Install or Upgrade From a Remote
DVD-ROM and CD-ROM


Please note that i only need to use the DVD of the remote system in order to do a web start ...

On the Boot server : i did add_install_client
on the client : boot net

i am not sure if i missed a thing or lot of things .....

thanks
For the truncated output you posted, it looks like what you are missing is the boot server. It looks like you read the instructions on how to add a client to a jumpstart, but you didn't read the prior chapters where it tells you how to set up the jumpstart server to which you are trying to add a client. When you tell the server to boot from the net, it goes out and looks for a boot image from the jumpstart server, not the one on the DVD, but the one on the jumpstart server root directory, mounts it, and boots into an operating system, which then starts an installation based on whatever the profile says (image, flar, DVD, etc) This boot environment is set at the beginning of the jumpstart server installation with the command setup_install_server, as Reborg pointed out.
# 10  
Old 02-10-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by System Shock
For the truncated output you posted, it looks like what you are missing is the boot server. It looks like you read the instructions on how to add a client to a jumpstart, but you didn't read the prior chapters where it tells you how to set up the jumpstart server to which you are trying to add a client. When you tell the server to boot from the net, it goes out and looks for a boot image from the jumpstart server, not the one on the DVD, but the one on the jumpstart server root directory, mounts it, and boots into an operating system, which then starts an installation based on whatever the profile says (image, flar, DVD, etc) This boot environment is set at the beginning of the jumpstart server installation with the command setup_install_server, as Reborg pointed out.
Bingo! That's exactly what I was getting at, but was under time pressure so couldn't post as full a reply as I would have liked. I't the boot server, not the installation source which is the problem, you need a working boot server irrespective of where the install media is located.
# 11  
Old 02-10-2008
@reborg

this is why i recommend using the JET package in my first post. all config is done by default and all you have to do is write your config in a file... thats all...
# 12  
Old 02-10-2008
Thanks Guys


I am using the JET package and i have setuped everything
now iam hanging when i am booting the server
the JEt will hang at

whoami: no domain name
Hardware watchdog enabled
Unretrieved lom log history follows ...

2/10/08 5:32:37 AM Domain Reboot A: Initiating keyswitch: on, domain A.
2/10/08 5:32:37 AM Domain Reboot A: Initiating keyswitch: on, domain A.
# 13  
Old 02-10-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
@reborg

this is why i recommend using the JET package in my first post. all config is done by default and all you have to do is write your config in a file... thats all...
I understood that, there are also several reasons why I don't use JET and there are many places where JET is not acceptable due to the combinations of non-support and non redistribution clause, I was not in a position to know the policy where the OP was working.

Aditionally I find it is far better to understand how something works before using and becoming dependent on tools like JET; by the same token I think it is better for someone to learn to use the more restrictive versions of standard tools before using GNU extended ones. It's a question of having a more generic set of skills.
# 14  
Old 02-10-2008
@reborg

so is my way... but i'm getting tired to explain the same thing over and over again Smilie

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