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russell_mora
26-Jun-2012, 17:46
Hi All,

I've got an existing autoyast profile to auto-install to a particular hardware configuration. Now we are introducing a new hardware configuration that requires a different RAID driver (mutually exclusive with the driver for the old hardware configuration, i.e. the different chipsets require different versions of the same driver) which I need to auto-install as well. This is simple enough with a separate GRUB entry - I just have a separate initrd or have a dud=<url> entry for the new hardware.

Ideally though I'd like to avoid having a user select the hardware type in grub. Now if I use dud=1, autoyast will prompt me for the location of the DUD sometime after the initial kernel loads but before the install starts. Is it possible to put the DUD selection in my autoyast profile, so that it loads at this same point? Or is this not possible because the DUD has to be loaded before the profile is examined? I've searched through all the documentation I can find and have found nothing that says either way - but all DUD examples I find load directly to into the kernel via GRUB....

This is for SLES 11 SP1 - I am restricted to using this specific version...

Cheers,
Russell.

smflood
29-Jun-2012, 22:20
On 26/06/2012 17:54, russell mora wrote:

> I've got an existing autoyast profile to auto-install to a particular
> hardware configuration. Now we are introducing a new hardware
> configuration that requires a different RAID driver (mutually exclusive
> with the driver for the old hardware configuration, i.e. the different
> chipsets require different versions of the same driver) which I need to
> auto-install as well. This is simple enough with a separate GRUB entry -
> I just have a separate initrd or have a dud=<url> entry for the new
> hardware.
>
> Ideally though I'd like to avoid having a user select the hardware type
> in grub. Now if I use dud=1, autoyast will prompt me for the location of
> the DUD sometime after the initial kernel loads but before the install
> starts. Is it possible to put the DUD selection in my autoyast profile,
> so that it loads at this same point? Or is this not possible because the
> DUD has to be loaded before the profile is examined? I've searched
> through all the documentation I can find and have found nothing that
> says either way - but all DUD examples I find load directly to into the
> kernel via GRUB....
>
> This is for SLES 11 SP1 - I am restricted to using this specific
> version...

Since you're using SLES11 I think the thread started at
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-autoinstall/2009-09/msg00003.html should
help. Novell support TID 7009981 may also be of interest.

HTH.
--
Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner