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Kickstart %post has no output

Originally thought restricted to back tick or command substitution in kickstart %post (from my original question), I can't actually do any file output from the kickstart %post. The image being ...
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Blank log file if %post contains back tick or command substitution

In building a custom USB installer for Centos6.6 (not easy) I found that if the %post section of the kickstart file has backticks Anaconda completes, but exits immediately to a blank screen (no ...
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CentOS VM: Determine whether Anaconda has completed

I'm using VSphere to spin up a series of virtual machines with CentOS 6.5 as the OS. I'd like to be able to tell, in a bash script, once the OS installation has completed. I've tried using ping, ...
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Spacewalk Anaconda Pxe Boot Issue - Kernel Version 3.10… requires linux-firmware 20140911

I'm working with a Spacewalk deployment and have gotten around to the point where I'm looking to boot via pxe using a kickstart file. I've mounted an iso onto the disk using mount -o loop and have ...
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CentOS kickstart raid 1 and LVM issues

While doing an unattended install of CentOS 7 using kickstart. I set two disks to me mirrored. bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda,sdb zerombr clearpart --all --initlabel # Disk ...
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Centos 7 kickstart systemctl

I created a kickstart file for CentOS 7 and I'm having trouble with the following entry: services --enabled=mariadb,mongod,httpd,chronyd,NetworkManager I am getting an error: No such file or ...
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CentOS 7.0 1406 installation fails on NetworkManager time out

Installing CentOS 7 on Supermicro SYS-6027TR-HTRF. The installer stops at: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.NetworkManager: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: ...
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Skip user input when using anaconda with kickstart

When I boot up the first time it always requests user input, in the case of text mode it asks me to press B to continue the installation. I would like to provision the system with no user input. ...
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Kickstarting Ubuntu 14.04: How do I create an “EFI boot partition” from my ks.cfg?

I am PXE booting a server that has two 4Gb drives configured in RAID-1 in order to kickstart an instance of Ubuntu Server 14.04. I am PXE booting in EFI mode, and the install runs fine until I get ...
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Tested kickstart file baulks in Centos 7

Tried kickstarting CENTOS 7 and got an unexpected message. The kickstart file has worked with 5 and 6 prior. Something has changed. Has anyone run into this? Installation 1) [x] Timezone settings ...
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Anaconda kickstart and rootpw option

I've tried a few different methods of generating an encrypted password on SL 6.5, but nothing seems to work for me. I'm not finding any errors anywhere in the various /var/log/anaconda* files, but I ...
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kickstart unattended install of OEL 6.5 always asks to check media

My configuration is as follows: Hyper-V 2012 R2 Host Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 VM Guest being installed from an iso attached to the VM. I created a kickstart file that I have on a NFS share and ...
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Setup kickstart boot for all installation media types (cd and usb-flash)

I created own custom CentOS iso. I used mkisofs make it. This is part of my isolinux.cfg file: label vesa menu label Install ^RAIDIX system kernel vmlinuz append initrd=initrd.img ...
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How do I specify a driver disk image that is on the local cdrom?

I have a working RedHat kickstart, but I need it to load a RAID storage driver at the outset. I have the driver for this RAID card, all packaged up in a nice driver disk image. How do I specify ...
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combine logical volumes and create RAID 10

I'm currently working to repurpose some machines...each machine has a serperate attached RAID that consists of two RAID 10s (for database binary and other log files). I would like cobbler to blow ...
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How to get CentOS 6 kickstart to ask for hostname?

I'm using the CentOS 6 netinstall ISO with some kickstart files on an http server. When the ISO boots I hit TAB and enter the boot options asknetwork ks=http://<ip-address>/path/to/kickstart.ks. ...
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kickstart: reference floppy drive via %ksappend or %include

Having trouble getting %ksappend or %include to work when referencing a local floppy drive. Booting off remote server's cd-rom drive I am able to load the CentOS 6 minimal install image, and then add ...
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Does `mkisofs` modify the boot image and/or boot catalog?

I've been playing around with Kickstart on RHEL 6.2, and that involves re-mastering the install ISO. I've noticed something strange, though. If I issue the following command once (where diskFiles is ...
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How to build a driver disk for an anaconda install (CentOS 6)

I need to make a driver disk for anaconda. This disk would contain an updated module for the network card of a somewhat recent laptop and the goal is to get a network install of CentOS 6.2 working. I ...
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How do I pass arguments from the PXE command line to a kickstart %pre, %post script?

Basically I want an ARGV like usage on the PXE command line, but I can't see any documentation to do this. basically I want to pass something like scientific-linux-6 HOSTNAME VLAN then in %pre hit ...
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Identify the SCSI module used by EL6's anaconda installer?

I'm attempting to install CentOS 6 on an older Dell Poweredge 800 server. It has an Intel RAID SRCS14L controller, with a RAID 5 logical volume presented. I have no problems with CentOS 5.x's ...
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Reasoning behind RHEL's use of LVM even on a single disk install

When doing a default install of RHEL5 and higher (at least - don't recall if it has done it longer), Anaconda will setup your drives into a logical volume group - even if there is only one drive. ...
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Customize Red Hat installation - /mnt/runtime directory

I am installing a RHEL 5.5. I have seen one DVD that have a complex %pre script in ks.cfg and it used some customized python scripts in /mnt/runtime. It's cool and I wish to customize installation ...
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RHEL5 Bootable Kickstart DVD - Anaconda ignores my ks.cfg

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 ...
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Automatically generated /etc/hosts is wrong

I've created a kickstart script to install CentOS 5.5 (32bit) in a fully automated way. The DNS/DHCP setup correctly gives the system the right hostname in both the forward and reverse lookups. dig ...
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When are root's SSH keys generated?

I have hosts with and without keys in /root/.ssh. I've noticed before some on screen feedback for SSH key generation on start up (first time.) But I am not sure what the catalyst is. I have looked ...