PXE Setup: Debugging Kickstart

Once I re-enabled DHCPD and TFTP, my Machines got through the basics of PXE, but then failed Kickstart. Here’s the debugging:

Error messages in the VM console,m pointing at the Kickstart failure causes

The two messages that seem to be relevant point to missing files; install.img and squashfs.img. I am fairly certain those are on the install medium. Lets look:

ls /var/www/html/rhel8.1/

Bupkis (nothin). The mount point was not redone after reboot. It needs to be in the fstab to make that happen. I added the following line.

/var/lib/libvirt/images/rhel-8.1-x86_64-dvd.iso /var/www/html/rhel8.1/ iso9660 loop,ro 0 0

Now I can mount using the command mount /var/www/html/rhel8.1/ and it works without producing any output. This should happend at reboot time too….which I will test once I fix everything.

Now Kickstart proceedes, but I see the install screen with errors on it. Debugging that is next.

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