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Getting started with autoinstall
  • From: "Amanda Dahl,(4686)" <amanda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:48:20 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <3DD2576C.8050802@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I've read Anas Nashif's AutoYast2 document, and am trying to get an IBM X330 to setup with autoyast. I've created a autoinst.xml file with all the configs I want. The machine is networked, and I have a SuSE 8.0 machine I'm using as the NFS server for the distribution files. What I'd like to eventually do is get the system to boot remotely using PXE or etherboot, but for the moment just for testing purposes, I'd just like to be able to boot from floppy and have it find the autoinst.xml file and then go off to the NFS server for the rest of the installation.
What do I need to put on the floppy to get this to happen? I've tried the Grub floppy (it stops after it discovers the NIC), the bootdisk/modules (it can't find the initrd, but that's too big to put on a floppy), and the contents of the initdisk.gz (just a black screen).
Can anyone provide a step-by-step of how they made their installation work?
Many thanks in advance.


Amanda K. Dahl
Senior Systems Administrator
Biopendium Production
Inpharmatica, Ltd.
60 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 2NU
United Kingdom

020 7074 4686 tel
020 7074 4700 fax

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