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razor and debian provisioning

asked 2015-07-01 08:41:34 -0600

tomasl gravatar image


Razor Server version: (RHEL7)

I have successfully been able to provision rhel6&7 and ol6&7 distros with razor so far. Today I'm trying debian7&8 but the debian installer always fails on:

"No common CD-ROM drive was detected" -screen

Repos, policies, tags should be ok and the tasks files under debian are untouched. Anyone with luck provisioning Debian with Razor? Have I missed something?

Thanks Tomas

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answered 2015-07-03 09:13:31 -0600

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Believe I solved it by downloading the netboot.tgz file and extracted the files initrd.img and linux. Copied them into the repo and updated kernel and initrd params

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answered 2015-09-02 18:36:25 -0600

Claudio gravatar image

Hello guys, I was able to provision with Linux 7 but it won't prompt me to create partitions or raid configuration it just a strait installed but works. I think the issue why is not loading the "menu" is because of the directory pxelinux.cfg in my opinion. When is looking for the repo it looks for initrd.gz and linux and boots fine but somehow is not using pxelinux.cfg/default to load the boot-screens directory. Any help to solve this issues please. Thanks!!

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answered 2015-08-13 07:49:51 -0600

FranzCC gravatar image

Hi Tomas, can you show some details of your dir structure ? I'm struggling with debian 8 razor setup right now. What repo did you add in the pe_master class ? There's only debian 7. Perhaps you can enlighten me.



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Hi Franz, I did not run Razor on Debian itself but on RHEL. My problem was with provisioning of a Debian 8 client. Hope you get on track //Tomas

tomasl gravatar imagetomasl ( 2015-08-14 01:12:02 -0600 )edit

Hi Tomas, i meant to bootstrap debian 8. So, what ISO Image did you use ? Right now, i'm trying with a netboot image, which don't work. What image did you use and did you overwrite the contents of netboot.gz in the same repo dir ? Rgds. Franz

FranzCC gravatar imageFranzCC ( 2015-08-14 06:35:00 -0600 )edit

Ok, I'm not really sure I can recall (not using razor anymore) but I believe I created a standard repo from the Deb8 DVD and then replaced the initrd.img and linux files from the NetBoot CD/DVD/tarball. Hope it helps

tomasl gravatar imagetomasl ( 2015-08-14 08:05:54 -0600 )edit

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