Redhat 8 Installation, with PXE and Kickstart
Date: 8 Jul 2005 10:29:48 -0700
I've been trying to get Redhat 8 to install over the network with a PXE
boot. I'm stuck with using Redhat 8 unfortunately. Or else I would
switch to something made within the last few years. And I have about
400+ machines to install with it, I don't have to do it but we want to
make sure its done right, and the same way everytime.
I've been able to get the PXE server to work. The machine I have boots
off the network, loads vmlinuz and the initrd.img. The Anaconda starts
up, asks for the keyboard type and language. And then goes off and
asks me to select the media. Local Hard Drive or CDRom, no network.
I've found a few pages online that describe issues with e1000 for 7.2,
9, and Fedora core. But nothing really for 8.
I've taken the e1000 module that I compiled for a system when I did a
CDROM install, and replaced the e1000.o module in the modules.cgz file
on the PXE initrd.img that comes with the redhat 8 disks.
I've also updated the pcitable in the modules directory to match the
vendor/product IDs for the new module. (0x8086, 0x1076 is what I need,
but I filled it all in).
modules-info and modules.dep didn't need modification because the first
had an entry for the e1000, and the second because the e1000 has no
But the install program doesn't seem to load the e1000 module. It
loads the RAID drivers and all that.
Any ideas on what I'm missing?