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 --opts="username=u1,password=p1"

The RedHat6 documentation install guide does not mention the options flag but they are mentioned in the Fedora guide:


How to add nfs options parameter to Anaconda in RHEL6.x?


You pass NFS options to RHEL 6's kickstart process the same way you do in Fedora. See https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Installation_Guide/s1-kickstart2-options.html for details.

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    I have linked to the same document as you, why do you think that your answer would help me? – Dejan Feb 21 '13 at 19:36
  • You linked to access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/… which is not the same document. The document I linked to specifically calls out the <code>--opts=</code> parameter to the <code>nfs</code> option for the <code>install</code> directive. Thus, I think my answer is helpful because it provides a direct response to your query from official Red Hat documentation. – John Feb 21 '13 at 19:40
  • Its a different section within the same document. I saw the --opts flag but that is placed inside the KS file to load the install tree. I was wondering if the ":options" flag is supported on RHEL6.x? ks=nfs[:options]:<server>:<path> – Dejan Feb 21 '13 at 19:51
  • Ok. I was reading the question wrong. However, looking through the source code in the anaconda package, it looks like the :options flag is supported. In /usr/lib/anaconda/ituil.py, which I believe handles the boot: prompt option processing, the parseNfsUrl() routine processes either (options, host, path) or (host, path) dependinf on the split of the url passed. – John Feb 21 '13 at 20:12
  • Thanks for checking, however I get Error downloading kickstart file dialog. nfs:username=xx,password=psw://server:/path/foo.ks I checked and I was able to map the share using mount command. – Dejan Feb 22 '13 at 17:03

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