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RedHat 6.0/6.1 Installation

By cazzopar ·
I've been trying to install RH6.0 through NFS to no avail and I tried a RH6.1 installation but it did not succeed either.

With the RH 6.0, the installation on the host hangs up whilst saying "adding ext2 filesystem " or something of the sort. With RH6.1, the installation aborts and initiates poweroff procedure and reports "aborting ...error 7"

I would like to use NFS as I don't have a CDROM on the host and the two systems (486 & Pentium II) have different incompatible hardware and I cannot install the Pentium's CDROM on the 486 temporarily.

My settings are :
Server IP address : 10.0.0.1
Host IP address : 10.0.0.2
Broadcast address : 10.255.255.255
Netmask : 255.0.0.0
Directory to mount : /mnt/cdrom

The RH 6.1 installation asks for a driver disk but I have no idea what it is refering to and I'm just cancelling this. The image I'm using with RH 6.1 is bootnet.img. The RH 6.0 image is boot.img. The 2 machines are connected via ethernet adapters. Before starting access to the server'

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by bill.helke In reply to RedHat 6.0/6.1 Installati ...

A bit short on details, I query: Did you export /mnt/cdrom on the NFS box to make it readable from the outside world? From the Redhat 6.0 Install guide:

"If you wish to perform an NFS installation, you will need to mount the Red Hat Linux CD-ROM on a machine that supports ISO-9660 file systems with Rock Ridge extensions. The machine must also support NFS. Export the CD-ROM file system via NFS. You will need to have a nameserver configured, or know the NFS server's IP address, as well as the path to the exported CD-ROM."

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by Bruce Timberlake In reply to RedHat 6.0/6.1 Installati ...

Are the machines directly connected to each other, or through a hub/switch? If they are directly connected, you need to use a crossover Ethernet cable. If both machines go to a hub or switch, you would use straight-through ("standard") Ethernet cables.

You don't say what OS is running on the Server -- NFS only works with Unix boxes. Are you properly exporting the CD-ROM mount point on the server?

I have used FTP installs across a LAN with much more success than NFS installs. Mount theCD-ROM, and set up a symlink in the FTP "home directory" of a user you have the password for on the server. Then do an FTP install; it will ask you for the server, username, and password. That might be an easier solution than NFS...

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