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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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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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CentOS 7 Install: Error populating transaction

I am having a yum issue with a CentOS 7 minimal DVD. I've spun a custom ISO based on CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1503-01 and have only added a kickstart file that installs @core, sudo, rsyslog, and ...
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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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Kickstart install problems, ethernet configuration missing

Using CentOS 6.7 I've created a custom(and working) kickstart installation. Initially I had coded the configuration for eth0 in the kickstart file, but ideally I'd like the user to input it, but it ...
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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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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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RHEL 6.7 kickstart using minimal boot media on UEFI

I'm new to RHEL (haven't used it since the early 2000s when it was still open source) and currently attempting to install it on a cluster of machines. I'm trying to automate this process as much as ...
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Kickstart text install hangs

I'm doing a test install of a CentOS 7 VM with a Kickstart file in text mode, but after a while the installation hangs on this screen (this is the main terminal, VT1): Here's the content of VT4 (as ...
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How to create a RAM disk from the Kickstart environment?

I'm installing a CentOS 7 VM, and I would like to create a RAM disk inside the %pre section of a Kickstart file. However, doing so via mkfs -q /dev/ram1 8192 is not possible as the mkfs binary is ...
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Evaluate variables' value in Kickstart file

I am trying to make a Kickstart install of a CentOS 7 VM interactive, by asking for user input in the %pre-install script, as described here. So far I've managed to get user-entered values and store ...
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Kickstart: is it possible to partition without a mount point?

I would like to partition a disk, but some partitions should not be mounted, so far I have to following workaround : part /srv/tmp1 --fstype=ext4 --size=1000 --ondisk=sda then in a post-install ...
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Unable to umount dvd on CentOS 7.2 kickstart installation

I have a kickstart file that was working fine on a RHEL 6 installation before, and now I want to reuse it to provide an automated installation on a CentOS/RHEL 7 DVD (currently testing on CentOS ...
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Rhel 6 kickstart installation `Missing ISO 9660 Image`

I am trying to install RHEL6 by using a kickstart. For some reason there are some Network Manager errors when trying to configure my network interfaces, so nfs and http installations are out of the ...
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RHEL6 Unable to download kickstart file

In our lab we have a set of scripts that automatically configure a kickstart installation for RHEL5 on HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8. Based on data from several configuration files, it does the following ...
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Creating arbitrary directory in kickstart before %post

One of the non-OS packages that I need to install via kickstart config requires a pre-existing (non-standard) directory, is there a way to create arbitrary directory before %post in kickstart? ...
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Install RHEL 6 to a remote drive (NFS root)

I need to be able to install RHEL 6 to a network drive. In more modern operating systems such as RHEL 7 this is an option. Unfortunately for me I have to use RHEL 6 (actually Scientific Linux 6.6 ...
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CentOS - using PXE to install it on my host ( kickstart configuration )

I am trying to install an OS from our server through PXE ( Preboot Execution Environment ). However, on my host, I have two disks say A ( /dev/sda ) and B ( /dev/sdb ) The default installation path ...
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How to set YUM settings in a Kickstart?

I am moving a 32-bit CentOS server that runs 32-bit applications to 64-bit CentOS to allow more RAM. I already have a kickstart file that I use, but unfortunately the packages listed have no ...
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Kickstart: --percent option along with --maxsize in RHEL 7.1

I have a kickstart to automatically create LVs based on a percentage instead of a fixed size. Currently, my kickstart is working as expected, but in installations with large HDs the LVs sizes are ...
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virt-install machine not bootintg after successfull installation

I'm trying to use virt-install to setup new virtual machine on qemu-kvm host using kickstarter. Everythings seems to work well except of booting the geust machine after installation. I found out ...
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Is it possible to install centOS 5.7 over NFSv4?

I have an NFSv4 server running on RHEL 7 and need to PXE boot some machines that require CentOS 5.7. Considering that the older distro's can normally mount NFSv4 locations by specifying t=nfs4 I ...
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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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echo or sed out of a ks-file to generate a mysql_secure script

i will create a KS File (Kickstart for automated OS installation). i install mariadb with the ks file. But it seems a problem to execute the mysql_secure script. My idea is to generate a script in ...
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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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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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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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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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Installation of RHEL and softwares on multiple machines

In our organization, we have 15 new systems each with same hardware. I need to setup all the machines with RHEL 6.0 in it, multiple software, and lot of basic configuration. I don't have any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...