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How to force GPT partitions in kickstart for Oracle Linux 6

I want to configure OL6 kickstart to install a system that boots from BIOS but uses GPT partitioning instead of MBR, even for disks <2TB. The relevant part of my kickstart file looks like this ($...
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How to avoid modprobe error could not insert floppy with dracut-pre-udev?

I do have machines or VMs that do not have a floppy drive and I want to avoid getting the below error message while loading the the anaconda kickstart installer on CentOS/Fedora. Currently the first ...
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How to prevent boot logo for systems deployed using anaconda kickstart?

I am looking for a way to prevent the Linux logo from appearing at boot time for a system deployed using Anaconda kickstart. Based on centos - Remove penguin logo at startup it seems that I need to ...
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Kickstart netinstall ignores kickstart file hosted in LAN and proceeds with manual installation

Virtual machines are hypervised by vmware workstation. I start my web server on vm1 - 192.168.0.31 running centos 7. I create and upload the kickstart file ks.cfg to 192.168.0.31/ks.cfg. You can look ...
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Centos7 How to identify Network Device name for a kickstart file

When the Rhel/Centos 7 operating systems moved forward to systemd, network device name configuration changed to predictable network device names There is an explanation for systemd's predictable ...
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How to get Fedora 28 text console install under KVM to not prompt about text mode vs VNC

I've been trying to get unattended linux installs (fedora 28 in this case) working under KVM for some time. I've got it mostly worked out but it still asks me if I want to use text mode or fire up VNC....
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Kickstart / Cobbler - How to set hostname

I'm trying to set an automated installation of CentOS 7 servers with Spacewalk. Unfortunately I can't set a DHCP server so I decided to use cobbler buildiso and boot the VM with it. I use cobbler ...
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CentOS Kickstart File

I am trying to install CentOS in VirtualBox via kickstart files. I have downloaded the CentOS Minimal installation (1708) and created a virtual machine with it. I am using the anaconda-ks.cfg file as ...
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Linux kickstart select default image

I have following kickstart /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg file with following content, I am looking for option where my kickstart default boot from centos6-64 image is no human interaction happened, ...
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WARNING Did not find 'console=ttyS0' in --extra-args

Using virt-install 1.3.2 on 16.04.1 Ubuntu amd64. No matter where I put console=ttyS0 in my script, virt-install complains I haven't declared it. Sometimes I get a console for the install and ...
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Is there an option to log console output from package installation executed by kickstart?

I've built an ISO on top of CentOS 6 minimal that bundles some additional packages. Generally it works great, but some recent change I've made has broken it a little: the SELinux module I'm allegedly ...
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Kickstart does not add repos

I have a kickstart file I am trying to use for CentOS 7.4 installations. It works well, but it does not add the requested repos. I've run through this a few times and I'm sure it basically skips over ...
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Red Hat 7.4: How to inject kickstart file into USB media for UEFI-only system?

I am trying to build an installation image (to be transferred to USB media) for Red Hat Linux 7.4 with a custom kickstart file, and the corresponding ks= argument added to grub, but and can't figure ...
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Best practices to clone/create an image for the existing linux system [closed]

I recently had a CentOS6.9 system and I installed quite a lot of applications (from yum and also source code like specific python version). Now I need to do the same for multiple devices. Is there any ...
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How do I calculate Linux physical volume and volume group metadata overhead?

I am trying to install a CentOS 7.4 system using a kickstart file and have received the following error: 'new lv is too large to fit in free space' There is an additional message that 752.85MiB is ...
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Unable to Login to Custom CentOS created using Kickstart

The following is my kickstart configuration file: #version=RHEL7 # System authorization information auth --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512 # Use CDROM installation media cdrom # Run the Setup Agent on ...
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Why my anaconda-ks.cfg file doesn't contains the partitions and LVM settings?

I installed a Centos 7 into VMware Workstation using the dvd iso. When I open the /root/anaconda-ks.cfg, I can't find any reference to my disk partioning or LVM informations. Is it because I left the ...
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CentOS 7 need an usb device to boot

I have to install CentOS 7.3 on multiple computers with some packages and some configuration, so I opted for a kickstart installation. Theses computers doesn't have any CD player so I used Rufus ...
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Kickstart failing partition creation

I started with this in my kickstart file: %pre #************************************************** # # Get disk name to generate partition # #************************************************** DIR="/...
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Why doesn't kickstart for CentOS 7 use my disk configuration?

I have exhausted Redhat's syntax guide, their advanced partitioning example, and a complex partitioning example on someone's blog. I have a fairly simple setup I want to achieve. Here is my kickstart ...
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How is the size of an LVM volume calculated?

Today I'm configuring kickstart, and when I tried to set the LVM sizes, Anacond protests that there is no free space to create LVM with VG size. Well I could figure out that --grow option can continue ...
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How can i include all recent updates during kickstart install on fedora/centos without %post

A standard install with a kickstart file on fedora or centos just installs the packages from the install repository, which are usually outdated after some days after the release of a new fedora/centos ...
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What's missing in my grub2 configuration for PxE

I'm trying to automate the installation of physical servers using PxE. In this case I'm installing Oracle Virtual Servers (OVS for short, RHEL/Centos-like systems with Xen and custom linux kernel). I ...
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Customized ISO will not install from a local kickstart on the installation CD

I am trying to make a easy system install for an air-gapped system, I have to install Oracle Linux 6. I am adding the required kickstart file to CD and having the system install from that. In a VM to ...
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Disable Fedora 26 Installer from connecting to OpenH264 Repos

We regularly install Fedora behind a firewall without Internet access for the system. The install is fully automated with kickstart and normally takes 10-15 minutes. All packages are installed from a ...
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CentOS PXE/Anaconda/kickstart waiting to gather enough entropy

When kickstarting a CentOS 7 system, with configuring full disk encryption, the anaconda process either hangs on obtaining enough entropy or will take the entire 10 minutes (timeout period). Is there ...
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no prompt for network setup during kickstart installation centos7

I build my own centos7.0 kickstart installation file. I need the network installation prompt to set up the network interfaces before the installer starts my installation guide. This post and this ...
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Customizing CentOS7.0 - partition size

I use a kickstart file for a CentOS7.0 installation. I would like to configure the size of the root partition / so that it takes all the space available on the drive /dev/sda. The default setting ...
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Ignore certificate check while fetching kickstart file that is located in an un-trusted location

I have been using kickstart file that is located in remote (in an untrusted location). I want to fetch the kickstart file while booting the OS for automated installation. I used to mention my ...
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Kickstart script seems to be skipping over %post

I have set up a Kickstart script for Fedora 25 Server, and part of that includes some things in the %post section, including generating a root password and calling a Slack webhook to notify me with an ...
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Kickstart - Wallpaper configuration

I am writing a kickstart file for an automated & custom CentOS 7 (Gnome 2) installation. I would like to set the same desktop wallpaper for all my users (not only root). I didn't find any good ...
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'group does not exist.' and 'Not enough space in file systems'

A CentOS 7 host needs to install a CentOS 7 guest using virt-install and kickstart, but the approach documented below is not recognizing either the designated hard drive or the dependencies. What ...
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Static IP addresses with kickstart installation of CentOS 7

The following error is being thrown when a kickstart file is used to install a CentOS 7 guest virtual machine with static IP networking: [3.835698] dracut-cmdline[81]: parse-kickstart ERROR: ...
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KVM And Kickstart - Failing to turn off

I am building a tool to help me manage my KVM server. It generates a command that uses a kickstart file to automatically install KVM guests for me. Below is an example command that it generated to ...
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Can't monitor Kickstart post-install log

I'm installing Scientific Linux 7 (I've got no reason to this isn't the case with all RHEL forks though) with a Kickstart script that contains the following: %post --interpreter /bin/bash --log /root/...
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How can I load i686 rpms in a RedHat 7 kickstart

RedHat 7 only comes in a 64-bit version, as I'm sure most of you are aware. 32-bit versions of most common libraries are still available though, for the 32-bit programs that needs them. We would ...
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Unable to kickstart machine with spacewalk / 404 squashfs.img

I am using spacewalk 2.6 on a CentOS7 machine. I am trying to kickstart machine from the spacewalk server. For troubleshooting purposes, i have disabled SElinux For troublshooting purposes, i have no ...
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Kickstart not installing X on rhel 7.2

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 @...
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Can I create files in kickstart %pre, then later access those same files during RPM package installation and/or kickstart %post?

I read the post Differences between %pre and %post in Kickstart on CentOS?, which includes the following statement: %post runs chrooted into the new install root, or it can run in the root of anaconda ...
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Is there a simple way to create a “pre-patched” RHEL image?

These days, pretty much every desktop operating system is designed to constantly get new security updates from the Internet. It's a great and very necessary feature, and the tools for managing updates ...
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How to guarantee that kickstart installation will select a certain drive?

We're upgrading from RHEL6 --> CentOS 7. The host in question has the OS on /dev/sda, and has some supplementary data drives at /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc. When I run the kickstart installation, I ...
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Kickstart file in virtualbox failing to boot

I want to write a bash script that creates a Scientific Linux 7.2 iso with a custom kickstart file, creates a new VirtualBox VM, and installs the iso onto that VM. I have two scripts, installBaseOS....
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Can't virt-install during the kickstart of the hypervisor

We install physical machines using cobbler/kickstart. On theses physical machines we need to be sure that one specific VM is installed and will be running on startup, so we tried to install the vm ...
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Multiline entries in a kickstart file using backslash escapes

Has anyone tried something like network \ --activate \ --onboot=yes \ --bootproto=static \ --etc. \ --etc. \ --etc.... In order to make a kickstart file more readable? Do backslash ...
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prompt for network setup during kickstart installation centos7

I am trying to set the IP manually during a kickstart installation using CentOS 7. During the installation it has to prompt for the network setup. I tried using the below configuration : network --...
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Install packages into encrypted partition in kickstart?

I've followed this blog post which details how to create a luks encrypted partition in a kickstart which works great to encrypt a partition. The partition I'm attempting to encrypt should be mounted ...
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Custom kickstart install completes but machine won't boot

I have been following the instructions on using kickstart to create a custom install at : http://www.smorgasbork.com/2012/01/04/building-a-custom-centos-7-kickstart-disc-part-3/ I got an unattended ...
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Red Hat 7 KickStarter

I've made my own KickStarter with the official KickStarter generator from RedHat. But now I can't find out how I can run it. It is a .dms file.
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CentOS Kickstart Packages

I'm trying to install CentOS7 using a kickstart file which I've written. Below is a snippet from the kickstart ################################## ##### 3. Package installation ######################...
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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 ...