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Old 17th October 2005, 07:40 PM
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FC4 NFS Install issue via Mac Tiger 10.4

I have a client, Dell 933 Mhz machine networked with an iMac G5, running Tiger 10.4 with latest security updates.

I have a properly exported directory, called linux, with the Fedora subdirectory, which contains the necessary installation structure as stated in the Fedora installation guide.

My issue stems from when I try to install FC4 via the NFS method, the client is able to find the NFS server, but I get an error message that it "cannot be installed from location", or something to that effect.

What am I missing here? Any ideas?
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Old 17th October 2005, 11:55 PM
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The client needs the correct environment to get to the install and start loading it into memory.

How is the client configured and what is it?
A blank PXE, a cd-boot, ???

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Old 18th October 2005, 03:43 AM
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Quote:
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The client needs the correct environment to get to the install and start loading it into memory.

How is the client configured and what is it?
A blank PXE, a cd-boot, ???

SJ
I am booting the client with the FC4 disc 1 image. I am using the linux askmethod and using the NFS option. The mount point for my NFS server is /mnt/linux and the files inside this directory are:
.discinfo
Fedora/

Below Fedora/
RPMS/
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Old 18th October 2005, 09:01 PM
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I saw something recently about running Linux clients from Mac NFS servers. The root cause turned out to be a bug in the MacOS NFS, I think it has something to do with whether the "use 64 bit" flag was set in NFSv3, and the workaround was to force the client to use NFSv2. I'm not sure how this would apply to a software install like you're doing.
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Old 18th October 2005, 10:17 PM
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Sounds right, old softare vs. new software.
Load up that MAC machine with FC4 and be done with past.

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Old 18th October 2005, 11:41 PM
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Thanks for the advice, but I'll stick with loading the dell with Fedora....

I think I found the problem: The firewall log shows the IP of my future FC4 box as being denied access.

I don't think this is an issue of NFS client/server versions, but firewall access....

Funny thing...I have all the necessary ports unblocked...but now this problem belongs on a different site...

Thanks for the help.
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Old 19th October 2005, 04:31 PM
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Ok, ok...the firewall needed to be turned off completely, not just a few ports...

Turned it off and it the installation booted up.
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