Questions about Anaconda, the kickstart system used by Fedora et.al.

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Which Kickstart commands and options cannot be %included?

I'm using Kickstart to automate a CentOS 7 installation and I'd like to create a common Kickstart file so I can %include it. After some testing it seems like some commands (like text) cannot be ...
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Continuum Anaconda Fedora 22 path

After an update to Windows 10 caused problems in my dual boot system I had to reinstall Fedora 22. So, starting with a fresh system I reinstalled my work environment. The one installation that has ...
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“no valid bootloader target device” when installing Fedora using anaconda

I was trying to install fedora 21 in unallocated space along side Windows 7. Its showing I have 261 GB free space. I mounted all the mount points correctly but the anaconda installer gives error. It ...
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Ananconda kickstart

I am trying to use packer to build a virtual-box image using kickstart however the ananconda install fails due to lack of installation source and no software selection my kickstart script is shown ...
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Unable to trap “CTRL+C” within kickstart “%pre” bash script

I'm using an interactive pre-installation bash script in a CentOS-7 kickstart image. I was trying to use "trap" to catch user Ctrl+C (SIGINT) and run some code as follows: trap_ctrl_c() { #Some ...
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“mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/opt/anaconda’:Permission denied”

I just installed Ubuntu. I downloaded the anaconda python package and am trying to install it, bash Anaconda-2.1.0-Linux-x86_64.sh at some point the terminal says: Anaconda will now be installed ...
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zerombr and clearpart not working in RHEL7

I've been using the following simple partitioning scheme to setup some RedHat machines. zerombr clearpart --all --initlabel bootloader --location=mbr autopart The unfortunate part is that I know ...
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“[Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.”

I am having some problem installing 32-bit Fedora20 OS over the network. At the installation summary page, under the software installation source section, using the default closest mirror option, I ...
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Kexec immediately after Kickstart install (where is cmdline?)

I used to be able to kexec into a new kernel immediately after a kickstart (anaconda) install via pxe. I was able to do this by figuring out the current kernel version, and grabbing cmdline options ...
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Oracle Linux R6 Install Error

My Oracle Linux R6 x64 won't install. After normal install it's just blank screen. After basic video driver options install stuck on "Waiting for hardware to initialize...". Tried with different ...
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Is there any way to do a CentOS minimal install without LVM / ext4?

I'm trying to benchmark the disk throughput of a base CentOS install on my lab XenServer setup, and am installing from the CentOS 6.4 minimal CD. However, the install ISO boots into a text-mode ...
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Stop tailing log

I have a problem, I accidentally did tail -f on a log, but now I cant quit! - Its the anaconda log during a redhat install. Control-C doesn't seem to work, I guess due to it saying sh: no job control ...
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How to override anaconda/kickstart package ordering?

I am building a bootable ISO to be used to install a Linux image (Oracle Linux, 5.8). This is using anaconda with a kickstart file to select the packages to be loaded. Some of these packages are ...
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How do I configure the driver for eth0 so I can use a kickstart file over the network?

I am trying to use a kickstart file hosted over the network to install Oracle Linux 5.8 (equivalent to RHEL 5.8 I believe). I am using the following at the boot prompt: linux ks=http://1.2.3.4/my.ks ...
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How does the CentOS installation work from the inside?

I am trying to understand the content of a Linux distribution's ISO image file and how the installation process take place. Here I am specifically talking about CentOS 6.4 in its minimal version. So ...
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How to add NFS options flag to anaconda?

These options work for Kickstart to load the install tree from NFS: The Fedora Kickstart documentation states nfs --server=nfsserver.example.com --dir=/tmp/install-tree ...