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Date:      Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17:16:24 +0000
From:      Howard Jones <>
To:        Paul Kostick III <>,
Subject:   Re: [freebsd-questions] freebsd 6.2 jumpstart install
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Paul Kostick III wrote:
> I am trying to jumpstart install an IBM x336 server with a intel Pro100 nic
> with freebsd 6.2.  I have successfully done this install with freebsd 5.3
> and 6.0 on the same machine.  The sysinstall boot menu comes up from PXE.
> But when I put in the NFS path to the files, it won't mount.  My mount point
> is
> I can mount this nfs mount point from another client, but not from the
> jumpstart/sysinstall menu.  Any suggestions?  Another oddity is that I
> noticed is when setting up the NIC, it does not get an ip address.  It seems
> to have a network issue, the network works on startup with the network/pxe
> boot.  It gets its ip, boots to the sysinstall menu.
> Has anyone else jumpstarted 6.2 succesfully?  
I have successfully jumpstarted 6.0,6.1 and 6.2 with Intel NICs on Dell 
servers. So it does work. I solved almost all my problems just by 
turning up logging on DHCP and TFTPd. I also rebuilt pxeboot with the 
TFTP option[1] rather than NFS, simply because I don't know of a way to 
get NFS to log, whereas TFTP does, so you can see what files are failing 
when it all goes wrong. :-)


[1] look in the pxeboot Makefile, and there is a make.conf option to do 
TFTP instead of the usual NFS.

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