I have been doing network installation of SUSE 9.3/10.0 and SLES 9 (pxe/tftp/http) for some time, and am now having a problem with SLES 10
I have downloaded the CD ISO's, installed them using the YaST
server module as I did with my other SUSE sources. The installation
automated, just pointing to the installation tree via http) starts fine
once it gets to "Installation Settings" the Software section reports
catalog found at http://x.x.x.x/autoyast/sles10-rc2/" and "ERROR: No proposal".
Beta 8 worked fine but I ran into the same problem with RC1, hoping it
just an issue with that release. However, now I am not sure what is
on. I have tried two different installation servers, my main one
SUSE 10.0 and a temporary server to try and figure out this problem
SLES10 Beta 8.
This is a bug that has supposedly been fixed in the installation server module of SLES10 RC2. I do not know if there is a plan to release a fix to the yast2-instserver module for SLES9/SL9.3/SL10.0/SL10.1. When the post-Beta8-pre-RC2 module copied the files from the CD isos to the directory the directory.yast file gets repeated overwritten so that it ends up with the directory.yast file from CD4. The directory.yast file lists the contents of the root directory of the install source, which YaST then uses during the installation to find stuff. The directory.yast file from CD4 does not list all of the files, so YaST cannot find things and you get the error that you have seen.
You can do one of the following:
1. Manually recreate the directory.yast file so that it lists the contents of the root directory of the install source with directories ending with a '/'. 2. Download the SLES10 DVD, copy all of it's contents to a directory and use that as the install source instead of what the installation server module created for you. 3. Upgrade the SLES10 Beta8 system to RC2 (or just the yast2-instserver module) and recreate the installation source.
If your intent is to deploy from the SL10.0 box, #2 would probably be the easiest route.