installing a new machine at NYI
- set up the BIOS:
- figure out the MAC address
clone an entry in /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf and use that MAC address
machines which will pxeboot
make sure rsw02XX has the the interface's vlan set to portsbuild (e.g.)
make sure the /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf entry for your machine has entries for both fixed-address and option root-path
- boot the machine
- format the drive
edit drive information into files in (e.g.) /home/linimon/pxeroot/amd64-9/conf/<ipaddress>/etc/:
- reboot the machine
machines which will boot from hard drive
- if you have not done so already:
create a kickstart directory for pxebooting, something like /home/linimon/pxeroot/amd64-install-9.0
if you are installing via ZFS, this directory will need to be exported read-write.
copy over the /home/linimon/pxeroot/amd64-install-9.0/getbootableiso script to it and edit for that directory and release
sudo sh -x ./getbootableiso
(see BradDavis's writeup for more detail of what getbootableiso does)
make sure rsw02XX has the the proper interface's vlan set to install
make sure the /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf entry for your machine has entries for neither fixed-address nor option root-path so it will boot from the default install vlan
- reboot the machine.
- do the install.
- reboot the machine. Halt the boot in the BIOS and set the disk to have a higher boot priority than the Ethernet adapter.
if the machine comes up correctly, make sure the /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf entry for your machine has entries for both fixed-address and option root-path. The former should be an address that is in the range of the desired vlan. (See Teams/nyi-admin/Networks for the list of vlans).
- reboot the machine again to get the proper new address you picked.