I imported centos 5.6 into cobbler and set up all the pxe boot stuff. When I netboot it starts the install, but asks me "What type of media contains the packages to be installed". I'm given a choice of CDROM,HTTP,NFS,etc. I want to install from the mirror of the DVD on the cobbler server.
I think I'm missing some high level concepts here. My goal is to just go through a plain vanilla install at first with all the dialogs, and use the choices I make as a template for a kickstart file. For the first install I basically just want to use cobbler to PXE boot the CentOS DVD. This is what I'm doing now:
mount -o loop centos.iso /mnt cobbler import --name=centos5 --arch=x86_64 --path=/mnt
At this point the cd rsyncs to my local drive.
cobbler system add --name=myhost comment="Node" --dns-name=myhost.domain.tld --ip-address=192.168.111.201 --mac-addr=00:05:00:21:00:e0 --profile=centos5-x86_64 cobbler sync
I boot the system to PXE and begin the CentOS install. I choose keyboard & language and then I get the dialog "What type of media contains the packages to be installed?". Choices are 'Local CDROM', 'Hard drive', 'NFS image','FTP','HTTP'.
What do I need to do to get the CentOS install to pull the packages from the cobbler server?