Unable to download the kickstart file

dacos1979

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I'm having problems installing Elastix on an HP ML150G6 with internal SATA DVD drive. It boots from the CD and I press Enter to start the install but it can't find cdrom:/ks.cfg and asks for the location.

Unable to download the kickstart file. Please modify the kickstart parameter below or press cancel to proceed as an interactive installation.
cdrom:/ks.cfg

Can someone tell me what I have to do?
 

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Try Elastix 1.6 or use an ide cdrom, the sata and usbstorage drivers are noticeably absent in earlier Elastix distros. (sometimes changing the sata/ide setup in the BIOS also works).
 

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Tks you are rigth, but is not there other way?, other way where i can install version 1.3 (this is perfect), and where i can use RAID? The problem would be the drives sata? Tks
 

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yes, but the ks file is on the cdrom so once that is mounted and the ks file is available you have the ability to add drivers (from another cd or http: etc.) as necessary

to do the raid thing just do linux advanced on boot, and you can set it up there
 

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Hi all.

I have the same problem but with an USB key.
For the fun, I try to install Elastix 1.6 on a Medion E1210 (NetBook).

The boot works correctly but, it don't find the USB Key drive.
For instant, I don't want to try with an external CDROM. If I must... why not..

I think to you Dicko.
Could you help me? ;)
 

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Hi, the problem is the drivers or controlers, I install the version 1.6 and this install OK, without problems, but i want install the version 1.3 then I used the USB CdRoom, and this found OK, try with the unit cd-room way Usb.
 

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Hi dacos1979.

I did try to install from an usb key with Elastix 1.6 but nothing.
I did try to install from CDROM ( USB ) at first it seems good but curiously, it stop at CDROM:/ks.cfg. Here if you press cancel, The install continue, and test the CDROM. It's strange, the install is running, but... but.... It's the bad kernel. The installation is on XEN!

It's crazy...

Even with a CDROM usb, the install is bad!

Maybe with a bootnet.
 

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Hi, what kind disk do you have? sata? I disable sata for Ide on the BIOS, with sata not found, because the problems is controlers.
 

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It's a SATA HD 80Go.
 

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Disable sata for Ide on the BIOS
 

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The system boots into a syslinux environment, in the absense of detected hardware (the modules need to be in the syslinux kernel, many just aren't) it asks for a driver, usbstorage often works for older distros and cdroms, but sata is just absent, and depending on how the bios handles usb (as disk or whatever) the kermnel mofdule loaded must be relevant, so you will have to remaster the iso image with a competent syslinux kernel (try the one in Elastix 1.6) , or choose a set of hardware that is recognized.
Once that is accomplished syslinux "hands over" to the kernel on the mounted device, where also is the .ks file and everyt=hing goes on.

Booting into a netboot environment also works, donwho posted:

http://www.elastix.org/component/option ... ,en/#23302
 

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Ok, I will try this tomorrow.

Thanks :)
 

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Thanks dicko to these info.
But. one thing that I not understand.

At boot, it's capable to detect the usb key. ok?
Next, the boot image is loaded, (ok ?)
Is loaded from the usb key, no? so ...Yes!
So usb key is already detected.
Linux is pretty crazy to can't use the usb key ? :blink:

And more, I can browse the usb key from sdb!!!
 

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You can see the /dev/sdb but then the appropriate driver must either be in the syslinux kernel used or be loaded from somewhere to remount to the new environment (chroot) where the .ks file is available.

Don't blame linux, blame the lack of foresight of the developers a year ago for not including stuff that wasn't so common back then ;) (I did point it out to them last December for 1.4 beta , but it never was acted on)
 

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Ok, It seems works fine.
After, I will make some test with this little server.
Very useful for 101
 

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d'accord
 

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dicko said:
J'aime quand tu écris en Français. C'est sympathique. ;) :lol:

I don't know what will be the performance of this server !?
Atom 270 1,6Ghz - 1Go RAM.
 

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I've got a couple of 20 seat clients working with ease, faxing (occasional) , recording, transcoding and all on similar hardware.
 

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Yes, it's enough to make some demo and some training. Cool! :)
 

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