I use the appended control file autoinst.xml on a floppy during
installation from the original SLES8 CDs.
At the end of the "Finishing Basic Installation" screen, i am asked
> The LILO boot sector has been written to disk. You can restore
> the old boot sector in the installed system with "lilo -u /dev/sda"
> Now booting your system...
, and the installer waits for interactive confirmation.
How can i change the control file such that this confirmation is not
needed? Or can't it be suppressed by any of the <mode> entries?
<!DOCTYPE profile SYSTEM
<user_password>XXXXXX</user_password> (<- pw removed)
Hello. I am new to this list.
I have been using SUSE LINUX since 6.0 (in 1997). I have build info file
autoinstalls in the past. Recently, I started working on creating
autoinstalls for SLES8 (and SUSE LINUX Professional 9.0). I have
everything working except for three things:
1) When linuxrc starts it can not find the (NFS) installation media. The
NIC has been detected and the AutoYaST file has been retrieved (I think),
but it takes twelve (12) keypresses to tell it to use NFS, DHCP and accept
the values the DHCP server sent. Twelve keypresses is not hands-off,
which my boss wants. Here are the lines from within my AutoYaST file:
2) After LILO is installed, there is a dialog box that does not timeout
on it's own, telling me that I can reinstall the old bootsector using a
lilo command. The boss wants the installations to be completely
3) YaST runs in graphical mode during installation, not text-mode. I
believe this should be fixed when problem #1 above is repaird. These
installs may have to run on headless machines in the future, so the boss
wants them ready. He also thinks that they will run measurably faster
this way (though I do not see how whether you use text or graphical mode
could affect hard drive and network performance appreciably).
Your help is appreciated. TIA.
Monty Peterson <lrp(a)xmission.com>
Am Freitag, 27. Februar 2004 14:19 schrieb Anas Nashif:
> did you refresh the source settings in yast2 source manager?
No i haven't, after reload it works.
But why must the source-medium stand alone? If i add a second below my
repository no packages where found. Even if it deaktivated.
Again thank you for your fast help.
Mario Goppold, TBZ-PARIV GmbH, Bernsdorfer Str. 210-212, 09126 Chemnitz
Tel.: 0371/5221215 Fax: 0371/5221216
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I want to install systems with IDE and SCSI harddisks with one autoinst.xml.
The installation work´s fine, but how to configure GRUB for this case??
Has anyone experience?
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I have a custom rpm that installs during my autoinstall.
It installs /etc/init.d/rc5.d/S95startscript during the reboots and final
system configuration the link gets renamed to
/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S01startscript this is a problem as it needs to start
later in the boot process. Does anybody have an explanation as to why this
Oh, by the way, I fix the links in a post install script, and they still get
changed after that.
Some of my HP server have got NC7700 network cards...and I have got a big
issue with them..
Indeed, I launch an autoyast install, having given all the parameter
(hostname, netmask, ip etc..)
yast tries to configured my network card one after the other and fails to
mout the depot with all of them..
Actually the NC7700 need about 20 sec to initialize the network
but autoyast / linuxrc only waits half a second one it has config a card
before trying to mount the depot....
--> Is there a smart way for me to force a longer "sleep" between the
config and the mount ?
--> I have identified in the linuxrc source in net.c a line I could modify
to force a longer sleep..
but I perform the makefile.. the linuxrc generated does not allow an
autoyast install.. any help on that topic?
--> Or would you have a solution for reducing the initialization delay of
my network cards?
We have set up an Installations Server for SuSe 9.0 as specified in the
documentations of Anas Nashif. We have used original files from the SuSe
9.0 Pro distribution. I like to use it for a network install of SuS9.0 to
a number of workstations.
The client boots and PXE is startet und makes contact to a
dhcp-Server. The it loads the linux kernel. But when its starts
loading the raddisk it hangs:
Loading initrd ...
And the boot fails.
We have now spent around over a week on this problem and are stuck now.
Does anybody have a hint how to make this work.