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:
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.