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CentOS-7 Kernel Image has a “debug” suffix after a Kickstart installation

After finishing a customized CentOS-7 kickstart installation from a CDROM, the system has booted as expected and according to the ks.cfg file. At the grub menu the options I have are: CentOS Linux, ...
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Adding your own RPM to kickstart file in SL

I have a kickstart file I am working on for my servers: repo --name="Scientific Linux" --baseurl=http://ftp1.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.5/i386/os/ --cost=100 %packages ...
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Kickstart using only SAN disks

How would a kickstart file look like (using RHEL or a RHEL derivative), or is it even possible with it when we have zero local disks, and we only have disks from SAN? (Kickstart method is needed ...
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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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Automated Install Fails due to CRC on /dev/sda

I'm running an X8STI-3F with an onboard LSI 1063E SAS controller running in IT mode. I'm trying to get an automated install going on it and I keep getting ddf1: physical drives with CRC AE516B03, ...
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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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How to fix “cannot retrieve repository metadata” when installing CentOS 6.5 from Kickstart over FTP?

I am pulling my hair out trying to fix this. I am attempting to install CentOS 6.5 over an FTP server on KVM from the physical host. I have vsftpd installed, selinux set to permissive, and iptables ...
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USB set to /dev/sda instead of /dev/sdb

I've been trying to use a kickstart file to guide the Red Hat installer (RHEL6.5) without user intervention. It correctly looks for the kickstart file in /dev/sdb/fs.cfg, but because the USB is ...
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How do I disable hardware detection during PXE boot?

I'm atttempting to install centOS 6.5 on a new dell machine through PXE boot. The PXE boot works fine for other PCs, just the new workstations are problematic. The PXE boot hangs on "Detecting ...
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Cobbler+Kickstart $basearch problems

I'm using CentOS 6.5 with Cobbler 2.4 (from EPEL). I'm trying to use a heredoc comment to create a repo file (which works) without the $basearch being interpreted. What happens is the file is created ...
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Kickstart file not being found in VituralBox

I am installing a STIG RHEL on a virtual box and therefore have a custom kick start file in the iso I am using. The iso structure looks like this for the kickstart file ROOT | |----stig_fix ...
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What commands are available in the %pre section of a Kickstart file on CentOS?

Environment: CentOS 5.5 and 6.4 I have a request to analyze the hardware before installation to make sure our customers don't install our software on sub-standard server hardware. For example, ...
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Create an image of an existing linux installation

I have installed fedora 19 Xfce and removed a bunch of packages. I need to do a similar installation in multiple other machines. Repeating the process is time consuming. Is there some way by which I ...
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Custom Kickstart ISO process - packages to RPM mapping

I want to start by saying that I am new to kickstart so if I use the wrong terms I apologize in advance. What I am trying to accomplish: I am trying to create a customer ISO for installation of ...
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Automate DISA STIG controls for RHEL/CentOS?

I am deploying systems that must be configured using the Red Hat 6 (v1r2) Security Technical Implementation Guide(STIG) published by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Link to site. I've ...
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How to make a Fedora respin that has a custom program icon on its desktop?

I want to create a Fedora custom Live DVD that ships with an icon to a custom program (not in any repository, it's something I made) appearing on the desktop, ready to be executed by the user as soon ...
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Differences between %pre and %post in Kickstart on CentOS?

I have been setting up machines with Kickstart on CentOS and I am unsure about the differences between the %pre and %post sections of the kickstart .cfg file. The CentOS Documentation for the ...
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kickstart is frozen at 100%

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 into virtualbox using packer, but the install screen is freezing at 100%: The other consoles are showing the following information: Alt+F2 (blank screen) Alt+F3 ...
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Package a Linux system and app into an installable .iso? Kickstart?

I have written a Python web app that has a number of dependancies. In addition to providing install instructions, I would like to package this up into an .iso for ease of installation. Something ...
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kickstart copy file to new system

I've finished writing my kickstart file but one thing bugs me the whole day. I've searched all over the net, found numerous posts with different solutions and none of them helped me. I did a fresh ...
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How to install glibc.i686 using rpm with dependency resolved

I know that I can use yum to do that. But my problem is a little different. I want to write a kickstart post installation script so after installation of the OS as a post-installation step the ...
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CentOS 6.4 Kickstart bootloader problem

I am installing CentOS 6.4 via a kick start file that looks like this in my build: # install the bootloader (GRUB) bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda --append="crashkernel=auto" After the ...
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mount: special device /tmp/cdrom does not exist - CentOS kickstart %post section

I am upgrading an installation from CentOS 5.5 to 6.4. I am having troubles with my kickstart file in the %post section while mounting /tmp/cdrom during the install: The following configuration in ...
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Install 32-bit library packages on 64-bit rhel 6.2 during installation of os

I want full installation of rhel-server-6.2-x86_64. Within this setup, I want to install some of 32bit glibc packages before completion of installation, which already available in ...
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livecd-tools - ext4 errors

I'm using livecd tools to build an ISO image customized to my liking. It appears to build fine, but after booting up, I get a bunch of ext4fs errors indicating referenced inodes were deleted. My ...
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Centos6.4 Kickstart stuck at %POST

I have the below kickstart %post, but it hangs at the Post Installation Screen. Any thing I had missed or done wrongly? Thanks. %post --log=/root/my-post-log ( echo "# Running Post Configuration #" ...
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kickstart bootloader --driveorder configuration

I use a kickstart file for a customized install CentOS. On certain machines, if a memory stick is in the USB port, it fails because it tries to install CentOS on the memory stick. Kickstart current ...
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Everything works in the auto-generated kickstart file for installing centos-linux except for selecting target drive + boot dot

I discovered that if I copy the auto-generated kickstart file in CentOS Linux, I could re-install CentOS Linux without having to fill stuff, and so on.. It appears centos saves the auto-generated ...
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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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Install RHEL 5.7S on machine with 4TB disks

I'm getting errors about GPT when installing OS using kickstart. The Dell R720 has 8x 600GB SAS. I can't figure out what to configure in BIOS and kickstart file. In BIOS, there're boot options of ...
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Import EPEL GPG key in kickstart post-installation

I'm trying to use Oz to create a CentOS 6.4 virtual machine image and install some packages from EPEL. When it tries to install the epel-release package, I get the error: Public key for ...
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Logging %pre during kickstart - logfile doesn't exist after boot

I am kickstarting several EL6 systems and I want to log the actions taken in my %pre section. I know that I can log the %post section per the hints provided by centos.org: Tips and tricks for ...
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How can I background a shell script during a Kickstart?

I have a Red Hat Kickstart process which reports its progress at key points via a POST request to a status server. This is fine during %pre and %post, but when the actual build is taking place ...
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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 ...
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Installation of RHEL and softwares on multiple machines

In our organization, we have 15 new systems of same hardware. I need to setup all the machines with RHEL 6.0 in it, multiple software's, and lot of basic configuration. I don't have any problem in ...
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Linux Kickstart stops with dialog about “CD Found”

I'm installing Red Hat in a virtual machine, I'm using a kickstart file from an url, but few moments later the system starts to load, it shows a dialog about "CD Found - To begin testing the CD ...
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Copy files from source machine to LiveCD

I'm working on distributing a version of Fedora to our internal development team using Live CD. There are certain files I would like to copy to the live cd that are not: part of an RPM or going to ...
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IPMI does not start up during kickstart-installation

I am in the process of further automating our system-installation on new servers. Main problem here is that the network-devices do not appear in the order we expect them (i.e. first onboard network ...
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Kickstart: one network card with DHCP, one with static IP?

I am using Kickstart to automate a CentOS install. I wanted one of the interfaces to have static IP so I wrote - network --onboot yes --bootproto static \ -ip="intended IP" -netmask="intended ...
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Changing firewall settings after installation of CentOS via kickstart

I was trying to install CentOS 6.3 via Windows Deployment Server. And to automate the installation process I used kickstart file in which i provided various details required during installation.Then i ...
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Installing basic OS on a server without console

I'm having a server with some obsolete linux installed. I want to wipe everything out, have a basic Ubuntu installed, and get the IP of the server, and a default username and password. From there ...
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CentOS 5.5 Install Customization

I'm having a frustrating time with customizing my initial CentOS 5.5 installation. I want to have a specific set of the packages installed (e.g. I want Java and httpd but not OpenOffice or NewsServer) ...
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How can I serve a Kickstart file over the network without a DHCP server?

I want to install CentOS 5.5 on two systems. I have a kickstart file. I would like to install CentOS on a system using this kickstart file. I'm reading the instructions provided by fedoraproject.org ...