[BlueOnyx:10729] Re: Kickstart error during install of BlueOnyx 5108R

Herb Rubin herbr at pfinders.com
Tue Jun 5 12:33:16 PET 2012


Michael,

Did you want me to edit files in the ISO and reburn it?
I'm not sure where you want me to edit these files. 
This is a new install I am attempting.

If you needed remote access to this machine in rescue mode I can
set that up for you.

Herb


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Stauber" <mstauber at blueonyx.it>
To: "BlueOnyx General Mailing List" <blueonyx at mail.blueonyx.it>
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2012 7:59:18 PM
Subject: [BlueOnyx:10725] Re: Kickstart error during install of	BlueOnyx	5108R

Hi Herb,

> I finally had a chance to boot into rescue mode. It did activate the
> network with the built in Broadcom NetXtreme 5709 Dual Port Gigabit
> Ethernet NIC as em1 instead of eth0.
> 
> What can I do about this to get it to install on this dell server?

Please try this, as I would be interested to know if it works:

1.) Edit /lib/udev/rules.d/71-biosdevname.rules and commend out the Dell 
whitelist line.

2.) Remove /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and 
/etc/udev/rules.d/90*.rules if they exist.

3.) Edit /boot/grub/grub.conf

The Kernel lines in it look a bit like this:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-308.4.1.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/root noapic 

At the end of your kernel line(s) put this:

biosdevname=0

So taking the above example it would look like this:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-308.4.1.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/root noapic 
biosdevname=0

The biosdevname line got wrapped by my email client. It goes into the same 
line as "kernel /vmlinuz ...."

4.) Reboot and see what it does. Also check "ls /sys/class/net", "ifconfig -a" 
and "dmesg" after the reboot to see what they report about the network 
interfaces.

All in all this is a bit frustrating. I do not have a Dell for testing and I 
already tried to walk someone who had a similar problem with a Dell 710  
through doing this. We tried various approaches and the above one *should* 
possibly work, but it didn't.

-- 
With best regards

Michael Stauber
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