enter image description hereI 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


However, when I try to install using the iso image from the storage option in vituralbox, it keeps saying it can not find the kickstart file. Does anyone know what value I should make ks equal to in the main menu, to get vitural box to be able to find the kickstart file?

  • Could you see if ks=file:/stig_fix/stig_fix.cfg works? Jun 12, 2014 at 20:35
  • I get an "Error opening kickstart file /stig_fix/stig_fix.cfg: No such file or directory". I have however extracted the iso and saw that the file does exist and is filled in correctly in the iso image.
    – jgr208
    Jun 12, 2014 at 20:41
  • How about trying linux text ks=cdrom:/stig_fix/stig_fix.cfg from the boot: prompt? Jun 12, 2014 at 22:46
  • nope didn't work either. Whenever I try to install manually after it fails to find the kickstart file, it says that no disk can be found in the cd-rom drive. Maybe this has something to do with my problem?
    – jgr208
    Jun 13, 2014 at 12:05

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The error was with how I was building the iso. The tar ball I was trying to put in the iso was corrupt. I re-downloaded the tar ball and now the kickstart file works correctly.

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