[freebsd-questions] freebsd 6.2 jumpstart install
howie at thingy.com
Sun Jan 28 17:16:13 UTC 2007
Paul Kostick III wrote:
> I am trying to jumpstart install an IBM x336 server with a intel Pro100 nic
> with freebsd 6.2. I have successfully done this install with freebsd 5.3
> and 6.0 on the same machine. The sysinstall boot menu comes up from PXE.
> But when I put in the NFS path to the files, it won't mount. My mount point
> is 192.168.1.50:/tftpboot/freebsd6.2/
> I can mount this nfs mount point from another client, but not from the
> jumpstart/sysinstall menu. Any suggestions? Another oddity is that I
> noticed is when setting up the NIC, it does not get an ip address. It seems
> to have a network issue, the network works on startup with the network/pxe
> boot. It gets its ip, boots to the sysinstall menu.
> Has anyone else jumpstarted 6.2 succesfully?
I have successfully jumpstarted 6.0,6.1 and 6.2 with Intel NICs on Dell
servers. So it does work. I solved almost all my problems just by
turning up logging on DHCP and TFTPd. I also rebuilt pxeboot with the
TFTP option rather than NFS, simply because I don't know of a way to
get NFS to log, whereas TFTP does, so you can see what files are failing
when it all goes wrong. :-)
 look in the pxeboot Makefile, and there is a make.conf option to do
TFTP instead of the usual NFS.
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