xCAT and RHAS4 update 4

Recently I had to add support for xCAT to install Red Hat 4 update 4 for a project I was working on.  I’m using development versions of xCAT 2.3 before all the xnba stuff got put in, so its a real hodgepodge of code.

Here is how I did it.

1.  copy the cds:

2.  Make a new tree:

3.  Edit Kickstart file

RH4 update 4 doesn’t have the –key skip option like it does in RH5 so I had to edit that out of the kickstart template in

4.  Install a node:

5.  Sit back and relax!  …Well, if you boot the right node.  Turns out I had new hardware and an old OS!  So it cried that it couldn’t find the disk driver of a dx360 M2.   Now I really didn’t want to go down that path of patching the kernel and ramdisk.  I used to do that a lot for systems… So this time, I was fortunate in that I had an older machine (x346) that I could just use instead…

Whew!

Its so nice when things work right away.

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