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 the partsection at all. Without it, it works. I've even tried autopart. If the entry is removed, it works, but of course I have to provide the installer with partition information.

Under the kickstart an python exception is raised. I get a Errno 2 No such file or directory. My Apache logs states:

File does not exist: /var/www/cobbler/links/CentOS-5.3-x86_64/images/updates.img

File does not exist: /var/www/cobbler/links/CentOS-5.3-x86_64/disc1

File does not exist: /var/www/cobbler/links/CentOS-5.3-x86_64/images/product.img

But without the part information, no error occours.

What am I not seeing?

Cobbler 2.0.3, imported the CentOS 5.3 x86_64 DVD, PXE booting from a Xen guest.

  • I think maybe I've found the answer. The initrd.img which is loaded after the inital tftp transfer, contains the disc1 reference which gets logged in apache error_log. Seems like the CentOS DVD is merged from all the CD iso´s, and maybe someone forgot to remove some references. I'll get back with more info :) – tore- Mar 6 '10 at 11:35
  • For other people, it might be related to cobbler issue #153 github.com/cobbler/cobbler/issues/153 – JavaRocky May 7 '12 at 7:01

I can't speak for CentOS but Red Hat Enterprise Linux will display a message on Virtual Console 3 (VT3) if there is a partitioning issue. Is there such a message?


I have no idea why I didn't work, but I started from scratch and built cobbler up again and now it works.

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