On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 01:43:50AM +0000, Andy Smith wrote: > Hi, > > On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 03:29:28PM -0400, mizuki wrote: > > "No kernel modules were found. This probably is due to a mismatch between > > the kernel used by this version of the installer and the kernel version in > > the archive. > > In my experience, the above is correct. That is, I've experienced > this sort of thing 3 or 4 times and every time that has been the > reason for it. Forgive me if this is a stupid question but what exactly does that mean ie what is "the archive"? Presumably that means a mismatch between the linux kernel and the kernel modules in the initrd or am I very much mistaken? > > If you're installing from a mirror, you can work around this problem by > > choosing to install a different version of Ubuntu. The install will > > probably fail to work if you continue without kernel modules" > > It's a bit odd that it says Ubuntu when you used a Debian netboot. I've never seen it mention Ubuntu but I think I saw the same error described when I added Debian 9 to my PXE server. I think I managed to find a different kernel and initrd so I tried that too which got a little further but as far as I can tell, didn't have the ext drivers, so couldn't mkfs when it got the file system creation part of the install process. I have to confess, I didn't get any further, as a work-around, I found something else to occupy my time. > > Use daily netboot image, pick a different mirror? Thanks for this tip. I didn't know such a thing existed. I'll have a try to remember to have a got at fixing this when I get home, as it's rekindled my interest in getting it working. Are the PXE installers known to be a little flaky? I've found them a little hit and miss in the past but never put enough effort into working out if it was me or someone else that was at fault :-) Mike.
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