yes - this would have to do w/ your gentoo image that you generated and not anything else.
what version of the provisoining-files (name) did you use ?
what kind of hardware is this ?
this is rhel 5 x86 you are trying to build and you are using the rhel images in the OS definition for the OS, not the gentoo ones right?
if you are not using gentoo for the mac auto-registration you don't need to use gentoo at all and can use the skip-pre-install boot type.
I am using 82-provision-files that I downloaded from EPD for BL 8.2
I am using a new blank VM
Number of processors: 1
number of cores per processor: 1
total processor cores: 1
Hard Disk: 20GB
Guest OS: RHEL 5 (will install OS later)
I am not sure I undertand what you mean by 'using the RHEL images in the OS definition for the OS'
I am stocking the PXEstore with RHEL53_i386 install files,
my Provision Config settings
Is the Red Hat AS 5.0 system package type not compatible with RHEL 5.3 installer?
the rhel 5 system package will work fine w/ whatever rhel 5 release. you do have an error in the OS settings - for the installer and agent installer locations, the path should be relative to the pxestore location, eg RHEL_whatever and RSCD only and relative to the tftp location - eg RHEL_whatever/vmlinuz RHEL_whatever/initrd.img
but you aren't getting that far.
are you using the gentoo image so the targets can auto-register their mac address, or is the mac address already imported into BSA ?
So if the mac is already there you can use the ‘skip-pre install’ linux boot image for linux builds, you don’t need Gentoo.
Can you boot the original Gentoo iso you used in this VM ?
The only reason to use Gentoo as a boot image is to auto-register the mac w/ blade so it shows up in ‘devices’.
Thanks Bill, that worked, I wasnt sure what Skip pre install option was used for. I reset the Device and the System Package to use the Skip Pre Install and it installed the bare OS on the VM.
btw, i used the 8.2 prov files w/ the latest gentoo image (201205something) and it boots fine.