Various methods of linux kickstart
Posted on 2007-10-17
I have successfully used a kickstart file by putting a boot cd in the cd drie, and pointing to the floppy for the kickstart. The Kickstart was configured to read the linux files from an NFS mount on another machine.
Now, I have a new 1U Intel server that has a CD but doesn't ( and cannot ) have a Floppy - because the floppy goes into the same spot as the CD.
I have tried a million different things to try to get linux to read teh kickstart from some other location, like a USB stick or from the NFS drive;
The command that works from floppy is this:
boot: linux ks=floppy:/ksv4.cfg
I have tried many other magic incantations, and none of them work:
On my nfs machine, I have a drectory /centos_disks that is shared via nfs.
boot: linux ks=nfs:123.45.678.999:/ksv5.cfg
boot: linux ks=nfs:123.45.678.999:/centos_disks/ksv5.cfg
Trying to read from usb stick:
boot: linux ks=hd:/media/USB_DISK/ksv5.cfg
boot: linux ks=/media/usb_disk/ksv5.cfg
And many others that I did not write down.
Can someone tell me what is the right syntax to address a kickstart file on an NFS drive,
or on a memory stick?
Alternatively, and perhaps better, How can I set BIOS to boot from the USB?
My Bios gives boot options of
IGA GE Slot 0320
IGA GE Slot 0321
What are they?