I'm trying to setup a PXE server to autoinstall SELS 10 and I'm running into a problem because I'm not sure how to layout the installation directories for the network install. I've setup the installation directories and links to sucessfully network install SELS 9 and I figured it would be pretty much the same. However, I've run into a problem.
I've created a SELS 10 (Beta 9) installation directory much like a SLES 9 installation directory, with a sles10 directory (containing CD 1) and a core10 direcotry (containining the contents of CD 2-4 in the directories CD1-CD3).
I'm able to install the first CD once I get a number of extra links (which wasn't in SELS 9), such as content.asc, content.key.
I've found that I also need a link ./suse->sels10/CD1/suse to get the first CD to install.
However, when the installation reboots (after installing CD1), and it start to go through the other packages, etc., it first looks for the media.2 file. Ok, so I put a link for media.2 to core10/CD1/media.2. But then it turns out that the installation procedure is trying to find the first package that I want to install (aalib) and it traverses the ./suse link to look for it. Since ./suse->sles10/CD1/suse, the aalib rpm is not there (it's in ./core10/CD1/suse). Of course, if I restart at this point and have ./suse->core01/CD1/suse, it can't find 'setup' and then the installation fails.
So, I still need to know what's the right directory tree layout for SELS10. Is there any script/documentation/pointer to anything that can help me here? I'm stuck because of the problem with the ./suse link, and the installer wanting different contents for different times.
I was thinking, does it have to do with the ./yast/instorder or ./yast/order files (are these still used?).
Please help. I'm really close and just need a nudge in the right direction. I'll continue to search the mail lists, but a shortcut would be greatly appreciated.
On Tuesday 02 May 2006 19:10, Pete Nishimoto wrote:
I'm trying to setup a PXE server to autoinstall SELS 10 and I'm running into a problem because I'm not sure how to layout the installation directories for the network
I have setup the network installation directory as per link in this thread. The installer went fine upto CD1 and then rebooted the machine.. !!!
I am trying to install SLES10 RC2 on x86_64.
Thanks in advance for your help. Ajay