Re: install fedora 3 over lan ftp or nfs not seen by the client machine
From: Tim (tim_at_mail.localhost.invalid)
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 21:03:21 +0930
nntp_usr <email@example.com> posted:
> The correct driver is assigned the network adapter, per the control-alt
> F3 terminal.
You'd hope so, though I've had some grief trying to get a network install
to run through an RTL8139 chipset LAN NIC. The NIC works, is supported by
Linux, but the install routine seems finicky.
> I used the "boot.img" from the DVD. The image gets me through to picking
> a language, assigning an IP to the client.
Which would sound like you have the right one, then.
> I tried the DNS entry of the lan, but that doesn't work either.
You tried what for what purpose? DNS = "domain name system". Did you try
accessing something using a domain name? Did you type in the IP address
of your DNS server? I'm not sure what you're doing.
> Nevertheless, the client machine to-get-the-install should not even try
> to use DNS, it seems to me, as I provide all the information myself,
> not relying on DNS. Yet the installer insists on locating host name /
My experience with network installlations goes along these lines:
I might let the installer configure the network settings on the machine to
be installed to using DHCP. My LAN's DHCP daemon will configure it with
an IP, a host address, a hostname, and tell it the IP addresses to use for
this LAN's DNS server.
Or, I manually type in an IP address for the computer being installed to,
a netmask, a hostname for this computer, then DNS server and gateway IP
When I get to asking where to fetch the install files from, I can either
type in the server location using its IP address (and no DNS lookups will
be needed), or I can enter in a server hostname (and DNS lookups will be
used to find the IP address for that hostname). Either way, about all
that's left is the path to the install files.
I stuck to using HTTP or NFS, since I already had those services running
smoothly. I've not done much tinkering with FTP and don't have an FTP
server up and running on my LAN.
What files are you serving? The DVD itself? Copies of the files from it
on a hard drive?
> The output is: transering ftp://x.x.x.x/pub/rh/Fedora/base/netstg2.img to
> a fd
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