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Spacewalk, Kickstart, Cobbler, PXE, Dnsmasq

I have installed a Spacewalk server. One of the final features I am trying to configure is Kickstart. I cannot seem to find any definitive documentation on how to set this up in a "real environment". ...
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Cobbler 2.2.2-1 XenServer 6.2

I tried to configure XenServer 6.2 to install via Cobbler. Importing and configuration via web interface fails on loading xenserver/xen.gz xenserver/vmlinuz xenserver/install.img I tried own ...
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Running scripts during pxe build

I am trying to find a solution when deploying VMs and physical hosts using PXE where I can interact with a database to build a host or VM so I can manipulate the build process. An example of this ...
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How do I set up PXE boot so that it failsover to another server when a MAC address is unrecognized?

We want to automate our OS installations. We currently have Linux and Windows boxes. We already use Cobbler for Linux installs with preliminary plans to use Windows Deployment Services for Windows. ...
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Install CentOS 5.6 with Cobbler

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 ...
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PXE booting / TFTP/DHCP issue (using Cobbler 2.0)

I'm using Cobbler 2.x from the EPEL repositories. Have used 1.6 for ages. I've imported the CentOS 5.5 DVD (also tried this with 5.4). The DVD imports with no apparent issue, and sets up the ...
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Why should I use cobbler over normal PXEBOOT server?

Maybe it's me but I find it easier to manage my simple pxeboot server just by editing the default file under /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg. I have my kickstart file available over NFS along with the DVD ...
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Managing DHCP with Cobbler and multiple NICs

I'm trying to setup Cobbler for PXE booting and I want it to also manage DHCP. The issue is I only want one of the two available NICs to manage DHCP. Is there a way to specify which NIC Cobbler will ...
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Problems with kickstart script, partition info crashes deployment

Currently testing cobbler, but have problem with the kickstart script when the partition information is loaded. Here is my ks: http://pastebin.ca/1824343 I can't figure out what is the problem with ...
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Howto setup Cobbler with PXE if you can't change the dhcp server?

In the past I've setup a PXE server several times by making the normal dhcp server return everything needed for network booting: both the regular ip config AND bootinfo in a single dhcp setup. That ...