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Kickstart fun
24 September 2003 13:08

11:00 am
Today's task is to get three new machines online, using our kickstart system. The fun is that these new machines have Intel GigE interfaces, using the e1000.o kernel module. so I've worked to put together a new initrd based on the 2.4.20 kernel (which includes the e1000 module) to send via PXE, and have put the e1000.o in there along with the other modules. So far it's been a no go. In the meantime I'm also installing the new RH Severn beta on a Dell C600 laptop.

11:01 am
I remember reading yesterday in a redhat mailing list of someone having similar issues trying to get the e1000.o module to load in a kickstart install. A workaround recommended was to put the e1000.o module in the /tmp directory of the initrd. I'm trying that now.

Wow, that actually worked. It looks like the module loaded (how bizarre....) but now it asks for which interface I want to use to run the kickstart process (how annoying) even though I told it to do it through eth0 on the kernel command line (ksdevice=eth0).

11:08 am
Looks like eth1 is gonna be our winner, actually.


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