5.2 OpenManage Installation CD via pxe failed

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Tue Jun 12 15:10:12 CDT 2007


On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 01:43:14PM +0200, Martin Flemming wrote:
> 
> Hi !
> 
> I want to boot the
> 
> Dell OpenManage Installation Setup CD Version 5.2.0
> 
> via pxe to install/restore the Utility-Partition
> 
> But unfortunatley the Describtion in isolinux.cfg on the CD
> 
> doesn't work ....
> 
> # =================== Start of EXAMPLE PXE configuration 
> ======================
> # The following is an example of a PXE boot config. Please change the
> # server name and path to match your site configuration. Change the
> # 'Stage3_source=' part of the third line below. After that, copy this
> # into your PXE boot configuration.
> label PXE
>          kernel SA.1
>          append initrd=SA.2 ramdisk_size=24413 ramdisk_blocksize=4096 DEBUG=0 quiet ide=force_255_heads Stage3_type=network
>  	Stage3_mount_type=nfs Stage3_opts=nolock Stage3_source=NFS_SERVER_DNS_NAME.domain.com:/path/to/dsa/copy/ BUILD=17776
> 
> 
> The kernel SA.1 and the initrd SA.2 will be loaded but afterwards the 
> system couldn't start with follwoing error-message
> 
> Mounting Server Assistant inbstallation media
> 
> /etc/rc2.d/S99zz-stage3.sh
> /bin/detectUsbKey.py -> /usr/bin/python2
> 
> bad interpreator no such file or directory ...
> 
> And that's right .... i can't find any python or something else in that 
> enviroment ... If i boot from CD there is a mount under /usr (squashfs) 
> with all necessary programms and liberaries ....
> 
> 
> My pxe-config is like this:
> 
> label dell
> kernel pxe/dell_5.2/SA.1
> append initrd=pxe/dell_5.2/SA.2 ramdisk_size=8997 ramdisk_blocksize=4096 DEBUG=0 dsa_replication=0  Stage3_type=network Stage3_mount_
> type=nfs Stage3_opts=nolock Stage3_source=hostname:/tftpboot/pxe/dell_5.2/dsa/ BUILD=17776
> 
> stage3 will be mounted via nfs but than it's stops with the error 
> described above ....
> 
> What's going wrong ?
> 
> Any hints ?

1) any output from "dmesg"? 
2) do you see your nfs mount if you go to another virtual terminal? (<ALT>-F2)
3) what is the output of "ls -l /tftpboot/pxe/dell_5.2/dsa/" on your
 tftp server?
4) What is the output of (iirc) "ls -l /mnt/cd" on the system that is
pxe booted? (from memory, i believe that is where it mounted the nfs
path)

--
Michael



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