I'm trying to use kickstart and install a RHEL 7.2 system with a GUI. In my ks.cfg file I have specified these options to achieve a system that boots with X enabled.
%packages --ignoremissing @Server with GUI @GNOME Desktop @X Window System @Development and Creative Workstation @Graphical Administration Tools @Fonts %end %post /bin/systemctl set-default graphical.target %end
The package selections for X were taken from the RHEL page here: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/5238
For some reason, my system boots into text only mode. However, If I check the target its set to "graphical-target". There is no mention of any problems in the logs. When I do a "yum grouplist" surely enough these packages do not show up as "Installed" My first thought is that maybe its trying to pull these down from the internet and failing because its not a subscribed system but it should be pulling from the local share on the ftp/pxe server. The ksvalidator tools finds no problems with my kickstart file. I'm stumped.