Attempting to use AutoYaST with SLES11SP2

 
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Attempting to use AutoYaST with SLES11SP2

We currently have a setup with SLES11SP1 where we have an AutoYaST ISO set up for automated network installs. I'm attempting to port this to SP2 to make new installs current, but I'm running into a few problems. The process seems the same, and after running mkisofs to build a new SP2 ISO the install goes fine...to a point.

During the install we have a central server that holds several pieces of configuration, such as for syslog and other internal services, plus a script that pushes installs of management software onto machines. None of this is being executed successfully. The script appears to be attempting to run but for some reason there isn't a network connection and the files aren't pulled. Manual configuration, such as adding defined users, works just fine. It's just the file pulls and remote script executions that are failing.

I think it's a network issue because I'm seeing some of the configuration files pulled in /tmp, but they're all empty files. I've added this line to the template that AutoYaST calls in its boot-time configuration with no effect:
<keep_install_network config:type="boolean">true</keep_install_network>
within the <networking> section.

I also want to point out that the SP1 stuff works just fine, so this is not a firewall or network connection issue beyond the server. The same server, same IP and everything has been used recently to grab a SP1 install with success.
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fsirand(1M)                                               System Administration Commands                                               fsirand(1M)

NAME
fsirand - install random inode generation numbers SYNOPSIS
fsirand [-p] special DESCRIPTION
fsirand installs random inode generation numbers on all the inodes on device special, and also installs a file system ID in the superblock. This helps increase the security of file systems exported by NFS. fsirand must be used only on an unmounted file system that has been checked with fsck(1M) The only exception is that it can be used on the root file system in single-user mode, if the system is immediately re-booted afterwards. OPTIONS
-p Print out the generation numbers for all the inodes, but do not change the generation numbers. USAGE
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of fsirand when encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31 bytes). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
fsck(1M), attributes(5), largefile(5) SunOS 5.10 16 Sep 1996 fsirand(1M)

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