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Bug Fix Advisory redhat-config-netboot bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2005:486-19
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2005-09-28
Last updated on: 2005-09-28
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

Details

An updated redhat-config-netboot package is now available.

The redhat-config-netboot package is a utility that allows you to configure
diskless environments and network installations.

This update fixes problems with creating the initrd.img and with the
disklessrc init script.

All system-config-netboot users are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which resolves this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/redhat-config-netboot/0.1.30-1_EL3/SRPMS/redhat-config-netboot-0.1.30-1_EL3.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e9f00366ceeb1ac8032b1d8a958fde54
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/redhat-config-netboot/0.1.30-1_EL3/i386/redhat-config-netboot-0.1.30-1_EL3.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2c8ae009810b1590d69a1242289aac6e
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/redhat-config-netboot/0.1.30-1_EL3/x86_64/redhat-config-netboot-0.1.30-1_EL3.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5f950b951b8f95072aa35d5af899498c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/redhat-config-netboot/0.1.30-1_EL3/SRPMS/redhat-config-netboot-0.1.30-1_EL3.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e9f00366ceeb1ac8032b1d8a958fde54
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/redhat-config-netboot/0.1.30-1_EL3/i386/redhat-config-netboot-0.1.30-1_EL3.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2c8ae009810b1590d69a1242289aac6e
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/redhat-config-netboot/0.1.30-1_EL3/x86_64/redhat-config-netboot-0.1.30-1_EL3.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5f950b951b8f95072aa35d5af899498c
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

135411 - diskless: Following instructions does not result in a correct install / no troubleshooting info
153281 - redhat-config-netboot uses 32bit shared libs on x86_64
154982 - redhat-config-netboot creates a broken initrd for diskless clients
163859 - Doesn't work for diskless clients
163951 - updateDiskless does not always include all necessary kernel modules in initrd
163954 - updateDiskless gives confusion error message if busybox-anaconda is missing in client root
164776 - PXE boot config file for PXE install clients unusable if kickstart file has not been specified
165784 - current disklessrc cannot be used to boot 2.6.9-12.2.EL kernel
165785 - diskless clients cannot cope with no DNS PTR record for their IP address
166378 - initrd may not be large enough for the kernel-smp and required modules


Keywords

netboot, pxe, PXE, pxeboot


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