I copied over both dvd1 and dvd2 into a somedir/ on the ftp install
server. While netbooting from the tftp/bootp server I do not get the option
to send in the install=ftp:// option as it boots into the linux image by
default. However it then drops to the menu through which I am able to ask
it to install over network (ftp) through the boot menus (those must be the
linuxrc menus, is it not?). However I still get the 'Cannot read package
data from installation media. media error? ERROR: no proposal'.
How can I use mkzimage_cmdline to include the install=ftp commandline to
the inst64 file? and where do I access this utility from?
Can you kindly point me to the syntax for the same?
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Re: [suse-ppc] Power4 install of
On Thu, Mar 23, R Sharada wrote:
I was trying a netboot and ftp install of SLES10 Beta7 on a Power4
box. The box is question is a p630 and I tried netbooting using the
image. While netbooting does work ok, I ran into
media read errors while
trying to read software packages in the 'Installation Settings' window.
Does anyone have a pointer to some workaround for this?
How does your installation source look like?
You have to export CD1 with name '/somedir/CD1', and pass this via
install install=http://server/somedir/CD1 from the kernel cmdline.
In case of netboot, either walk through the linuxrc menus or use
mkzimage_cmdline to encode a kernel cmdline into the inst64 file.