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createrepo output problems

I am trying to create a custom iso for CentOS 6.5. I started with the baseline iso I downloaded from CentOS (the minimal one) website. After mount -o -loop the .iso, I added a custom rpm to the ...
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Debian Kickstart Files Failing To Download

I have found that if I try to host my kickstart files on github and pass the raw url to virt-install, such as below, it will fail. ...
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Which URL to use for the Fedora EPEL repo mirrorlist in a kickstart config?

I am writing a kickstart file to configure a CentOS 7 installation. I'd like to install some packages from the Fedora EPEL repository, so I'm adding a repo command to the configuration. I'm having ...
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Kickstart with NFS does not work on static IP on KVM

I am using virt-install to use KVM qemu to launch centos VM. The DVD extracts of centos are hosted on a NFS server. The kick start has the line. network --onboot on --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp ...
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Have kickstart install TCPdump

I have a kickstart file for RHEL 6 and in the package section for the installing of the TCPdump command line utility I put tcpdump as the package name. Like I did with java and g++ in the kickstart ...
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Restarting dhcpd.conf failing

I am trying to setup a Kickstart server and when I am trying to restart the dhcpd server after having updated dhcpd.conf it is throwing a "failed" error. I am installing the Kickstart server on a ...
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kickstart does not chmod a file in %post section

I have the following code executed in the %post section of a kickstart file for RHEL 6.6. echo '#!/bin/sh' > /root/add_user echo 'if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then echo "no username provided"; exit 1; fi' ...
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Install Centos7 with kickstart file fails with “entering emergency mode”

I've created and tested a kickstart file using virtualbox. However, when I try to use the same kickstart file on a different computer, I get "Warning: Could not boot", "Generating ...
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Kickstart file - installer is ignoring some of the “do not install” packages from the packages section

When I use the kickstat file on CentOS 7.0, the installer seems to be ignoring some of the "do not install" packages in the list. cdrom text auth --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512 keyboard ...
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Trigger a graphic window during kickstart

I have built some custom centOS instalaltion CD with the help of anaconda and kickstart, nothing really exciting here, everything is working fine, packet are installed, pre and post installation ...
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Unable to get kickstart file from locally hosted http

I'm trying to get a vm up using a kickstart file. However, whenever the virtual machine initalize, it says it is unable to located the kickstart file from the location provided. Code to build vm: ...
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Using ks.cfg with virt-install?

I've been trying to get a virtual machine working with a cfg file on centos but unfortunately, I'm getting the error that ks.cfg file does not exist. Below is the command I ran to enable the VM. ...
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Can I use kickstart to assign multiple ip addresses to a device

Can I use the kickstart network statement to assign multiple ip addresses to the same network device? E.g. I have a server that I install using kickstart. The server has one network card, but I want ...
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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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RHEL ISO with kickstart file

I am trying to edit the original RHEL 6.5 DVD (rhel-server-6.5-x86_64-dvd.iso) from redhat in order to add kickstart file on it. The goal is to have one 3.4Go iso with automatic install. And not one ...
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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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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 ...