The Red Hat Kickstart installation method

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prompt for network setup during kickstart installation centos7

I am trying to set the ip manually during 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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systemd service to set virsh default storage pool

I'm trying to run a script on system boot after an kickstart automated installation, the script just changes the default storage pool for KVM. But for some reason the changes don't take effect, if I ...
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CentOS7 kickstart file bridge bonded interface

I want to bond my four network interfaces: em1, em2, em3 and em4 to bond0, and make a br0 interface with bond0. I did this in the CentOS7 installation steps, and generated a kickstart file as below: ...
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How do I include files (like post-scripts) for kickstart to a CentOS 7 bootable installation USB in Windows?

I'm trying to create a installation USB for CentOS 7 automated with kickstart. The kickstart files including packages & post-scripts is around 500MB and I'd like to include those in the USB. I'm ...
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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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ESXi kickstart- prompt for install device

I want to kickstart install VMware ESXi. The install device would be sometimes SD card and SAN LUN at other times. I can create different ks.cf for each situation but I dont want to accidentally ...
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Anaconda post installation messages

I am printing some log messages post installation through configuration file kfs.cfg %post --nochroot echo "XYZ" I do not see the message on terminal. Could you please let me know where this ...
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Creating a Centos 7 iso with kickstart

I wish to create an iso file containing Centos 7 x64 for unattended/kickstart installations. For Centos 6, it worked like a charm. But for Centos 7, i am not able to create a bootable iso image. This ...
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virt-install Centos 6.6 - No option 'boot.iso' in section 'images-x6_64'

I'm having trouble using kickstart to set up a VM in kickstart for the first time. I've copied the files off a mounted Centos 6.6 minimal iso to a local ftp server: ftp: //198.162.1.161/pub/inst/ My ...
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How can you create a USB installation drive w/ partition for kickstart files in CentOS 7?

How would you create a CentOS 7 USB installer with a data partition to store kickstart files? We will be getting some new servers shortly and overall I’m expecting to do over 30 servers installs. ...
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Unable to get kickstart file from http webserver?

I'm trying to get a vm up using a kickstart file. However, whenever the virtual machine initalize, it says it is unable to located the kickstart file from the location provided. Code to build vm: ...
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Anaconda kickstart Variables

I am have an issue where I am trying to store a user's input in the variable called $mail, in the %pre environment of anaconda, and then pass it into the %post script, where it will append to the file ...
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Is it possible to run a dialog/whiptail script in one TTY from another?

The origin of this question, for me, is being able to run a whiptail command in a %pre script from a kickstart file when installing a custom distribution based on Centos. However, the behaviour ...
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Automatic OS installation Image?Kickstart?

I have a few HP boxes in the data warehouse that I got the iLO (lights out) level access. What I have done: (1) I just installed CentOS which kernel 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64 using virtual media, it is ...
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How to add extra packages to Ubuntu install CD using kickstart

I used kickstart to automate Ubuntu12.04 alternate iso installation. I am able to automate the installation. Now I want to install some extra packages such as teamviewer during OS installation. But ...
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Unattended Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop installation Using Kickstart

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Using Kickstart from the tutorial here. Here is ks.cfg file #Generated by Kickstart Configurator #platform=x86 #System language lang en_US #Language ...
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Search text in kickstart snippets via Red Hat Satellite

Is it possible to search for particular text over all Kickstart snippets? I'm using Red Hat Satellite 5.4.
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How can I use kickstart or something else at the command line to view ARD settings?

I know I can use kickstart to configure Apple Remote Desktop from the command line, but, I can't find anything on the Internet or in kickstart's help message indicating how I can view the current ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 auto installation freezes at kickseeding running if ks.cfg has post scripts

I'm trying to make a custom Ubuntu Server iso file. Kickstart file (ks.cfg) runs smooth when there is no %post in the file and Ubuntu installs correctly with ks configuration. Installation finishes ...
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RedHat Kickstart

I'm looking into creating a kickstart script to get a default build of a system. However this system requires some in-house software which are currently on DVDs. As this is my first kickstart ...
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How to kickstart Red Hat from DVD

I learnt that there is a way where we can automate the installation of Red Hat using a kickstart script. However, everywhere they talk about doing that from bootable floppy image. I have a single DVD ...
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How to boot RedHat Linux in normal mode in VMWare?

I had an iso image of redhat, into which I placed the kickstart file in the root directory and recreated the iso image. When I tried booting linux from that image (in VMWare) , it started searching ...
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Amiga 1200 Kickstart ROM upgrade, white screen

My towerised Amiga 1200 came out of storage recently and I've been messing around with it a bit. I decided to give it an OS upgrade so I purchased Kickstart 3.1 ROMs and Workbench 3.1 disks. I ...
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How to disable Device mapper package from kickstart?

Can anyone tell me how to disable/exclude Device mapper package from kickstart file.