Jumpstart Guide / PXE network installation
john at housden.org
Fri May 28 08:24:09 PDT 2004
I have followed the 'FreeBSD Jumpstart Guide' to build a system for
installing FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE via PXE. I can now perform PXE client
installs, but have so far been unable to resolve the following
1. I have compiled and installed a custom kernel on my PXE server
Â Â which works fine. I have placed my new kernel in /usr/tftpboot and
Â Â in the NFS root. The PXE client loads the correct kernel to start the
Â Â install, but after rebooting the client boots the GENERIC
Â Â kernel. Where is sysinstall getting this kernel from?
2. I have a 'shutdown' command at the end of my install.cfg script,
Â Â but on both a Dell Precision 610 and an IBM PC330, this does not
Â Â work: instead the system reboots and restarts the installation
Â Â unless I intercept the reboot! What am I missing?
3. I get a prompt 'loading module ida.ko failed'. This is for Compaq
Â Â Smart RAID, but I did not configure this option in my custom
Â Â kernel. Presumably, I have not configured the list of kernel
Â Â modules correctly?
Any pointers gratefully received - this has been driving me nuts for too
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