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I have created a kickstart file, ks.cfg, which I wish to package with the RHEL5 install DVD. I extracted all the files from the DVD to a working directory '/root/cd':

cp -a /media/RHEL* /root/cd/

I also copied the ".discinfo" file when I realized it was missing:

cp /media/RHEL*/.discinfo /root/cd/

I copied the kickstart file to both the DVD's root directory and isolinux directory:

cp /root/ks.cfg /root/cd/
cp /root/ks.cfg /root/cd/isolinux/

I burn the disc using mkisofs:

mkisofs -o /root/custom_RHEL5_install.iso -b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
-R -J -v -T /root/cd/

Testing the new ISO file on a virtual machine, I boot with the following command:

linux ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg

The install DVD boots as if there is NO kickstart file and continues onto the graphical install environment of Anaconda. What am I missing to make this a silent automated install?

EDIT: Found the issue, it was an error in the kickstart. An error in the kickstart file will cause the installation to abort the kickstart and proceed with a manual install.

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Found the issue, it was an error in the kickstart. An error in the kickstart file will cause the installation to abort the kickstart and proceed with a manual install.

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