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Re: PreRelease install over network

To: Russ Ingram <ringram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: PreRelease install over network
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 12:26:51 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Russ Ingram wrote:
> 
> There is a bootnet image so I assume an FTP install of the
> RH7.0-SGI-XFS_PR is possible.  Are there instructions for how to make
> this work somewhere.  I haven't been able to find any.

I haven't tried FTP, but I think there are reports of NFS and http
working so it will probably work fine.

You need to create a source for everything to be installed, and make it
available via FTP/HTTP/NFS.

Basically, follow Red Hat's instructions:

        - Insert CD 1
          mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
          cp -var /mnt/cdrom/RedHat /location/of/disk/space
          umount /mnt/cdrom

        - Insert CD 2
          mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
          cp -var /mnt/cdrom/RedHat /location/of/disk/space
          umount /mnt/cdrom

then do the same for the SGI CD -

        - Insert SGI CD
          mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
          cp -var /mnt/cdrom/RedHat /location/of/disk/space
          umount /mnt/cdrom

Do the SGI disc last, so that the installer & images & hdlist, etc all
overwrite Red Hat's.

Don't worry about duplicate kernel RPMs etc - the installer looks at the
"hdlist" file for which RPMs to install, and it will ignore any
duplicates from the Red Hat discs.

Once your source is set up, it should proceed like a normal Red Hat
network install.  I think our bootnet disk image may not have quite as
many network drivers as the standard Red Hat does, to make room for a
bigger kernel.

-Eric

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