How do I execute a command before kickstart parses ks.cfg?
My specific problem is that I want to install redhat into a tmpfs by telling kickstart:
part / --fstype ext3 --size 1000 --maxsize 4000 --ondisk loop1
I've tried doing:
%pre #!/bin/sh mkdir /tmp-root mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /tmp-root dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp-root/tmp-root.img bs=4096 count=1000000 losetup /dev/loop1 /tmp-root/tmp-root.img
but that is not done early enough. Ugh!
Update: I'm beginning to think it has nothing to do with being done early enough. I believe it has to do with anaconda and kudzu not thinking that a loopback device is a valid device. I'm not a python guy, so the idea of hacking up the kickstart code sucks!