hands off install
carl at personnelware.com
Mon Mar 21 10:55:37 CST 2005
forgot to hit "reply all", but good because I need to correct my post.
so Colin - please see the added text.
Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 08:52:25AM -0600, Carl Karsten wrote:
>> New data: picking a nic is a critical question, so it stops at this
>> So currently, a box with 2 nics can not be done "hands off."
> My Kickstart test machine has two network cards, so I don't believe
> that's true. Preseeding netcfg/choose_interface to eth1 (or whatever)
> should do the job; in the netboot case, you'll have to do this on the
> kernel command line (netcfg/choose_interface=eth1).
I am focusing on netboot, so preseed doesn't apply. I think it would
make testing easier if the netboot supported a floppy preseed, otherwise
I have to burn a CD.
Excelent! Thank you.
This should be noted on
Do I file a bug report?
My kernel parameter append line is now too long (the limit appears to be
ramdisk_size=12890 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
I tried breaking it into 2,
initrd=ubuntu-installer/i386/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=12890 root=/dev/rd/0
kbd-chooser/method=us netcfg/choose_interface=eth1 netcfg/wireless_wep=
but now it won't boot:
VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(8,1)
Pleas append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
Thinking of getting it to be in 80x60 so I could see the kernel option
line, but that requires vga= to be added, which might make things worse.
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