Hi all I am facing a fairly weird issue with autoyast and its NFS repository ... any help appreciated
I use a custom boot CD, mostly based on the SLES8 one, just a few pre-configured isolinux options to specify the NFS repository location : autoyast=nfs://<ip address of the repository server>/<full path to directory holding the XML configuration files> install=nfs://<ip address of the repository server>/<full path to packages repository>
At the prompt, I add the following ad-hoc parameters : hostip=<ip address of the server to be installed> netmask=<netmask of the server to be installed> gateway=<gateway of the server to be installed>
The boot process goes well, and linuxrc starts, but fails after a few seconds with "an error occured while trying to mount the nfs directory : reason given by server unknown error -1" I retried multiple times using the manual install mode, but unsuccesssfully
However, when I switch to the console with Alt F9, I can ping the NFS server I can even **manually** mount anything from the NFS server using mount -t nfs /<ip address of the repository server>/<full path> /mnt which assumingly proves that all network and NFS server settings are correct ?
On other hosts, the same install runs smoothly without any problem So it can't be a question of permission, can it ?
How can linuxrc not succeed to mount the NFS volume whilst I can ? What would linuxrc use as mount point to mount the NFS volumes passed as parameters ?
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