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:
<init> <info_file> <![CDATA[ # # start_linuxrc_conf # install: nfs://192.0.2.1/netinstall/suse/sles/8/ usedhcp: 1 textmode: 1
# end_linuxrc_conf #]]> </info_file> <instmode>nfs</instmode> <profile_protocol>nfs</profile_protocol> <profile_server>192.0.2.1</profile_server> <server>192.0.2.1</server> <serverdir>/export/netinstall</serverdir> <textmode config:type="boolean">true</textmode> <usedhcp config:type="boolean">true</usedhcp> </init>
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 hands-off.
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 email@example.com