Kickstart is the method of automated installation of Linux Systems based on Red Hat or their clones (CentOS, Scientific Linux, Unbreakable Linux, ...)

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Is it possible to force a linux install to continue?

I'm PXE booting a linux distro that I'd like to contain a list of packages. I have these packages listed in a kickstart file for inclusion. Some of these packages won't work with the current distro, ...
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Passing variables in kickstart

I have a kickstart file that takes a hostname in the %pre section. I cannot seem to figure out how to get it two the first. As you see it sends the server information to another device which then ...
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Centos kickstart script url installation with mirror

I have a ks script to install Centos6.5. Inside my local network I have a snapshot of the base package mirror. I want to used as possible as I can my local package site over extranet like ...
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Adding custom package in Centos 6 DVD/CD

I am trying to include my custom build package in the CentOS installer DVD/CD. I am able to respine the DVD with my Kickstart file. The automated kickstart installation works fine, however, when I ...
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VMware ESXi CentOS 6.4 kickstart installation

I was trying to do a kickstart installation for CentOS 6.4 but it always show me a warning of re-initializing the HDD as it say may contain invalid partition table or a virtual disk. I have added ...
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Kickstart “Unable to download kickstart file. Check parameter”

So I'm using 2 VMs (CentOS 6.0), one acting as a build server, the other is a new server I'm trying to build with a kickstart. When I start the VM for the new server (with the build server already ...
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ubuntu preseed installation keep missing mirror files

Install ubuntu12.04.2 with preseed file, but there is one buggy problem about preseed mirror setting. The symptom here is installing process got stuck. So I track down the log file, and find out ...
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How can I answer the “scan another CD” prompt during Debian install with preseed?

I've got a preseeded install from cdrom working smoothly, except for ONE prompt. It does the scan of the cdrom before installing software, and asks me if I want to insert an additional CD to scan. Is ...
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Red Hat 6.5- sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.default.accept_redirects=0

I am in the process of writing a Red Hat 6.5 Kickstart disc with hardened security. I have run a program to determine where the weaknesses are in my system, and apparently there is a medium severity ...
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Kickoff Ansible Playbook after Cobbler install

I am working on implementing Cobbler and Ansible to do our server deploys and am having one final issue. My Ansible playbook works great, my Cobbler install works great, but the issue is in tying them ...
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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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Kickstart fails on SSD disk [closed]

Trying to deploy a 2xSSD server (with mdraid level 1), errors on the 1st line: clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=sda,sdb with the message "sda not found". As the SSD is SATA3, shouldn't it be ...
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How do I create encrypted partitions with kickstart in Debian or Ubuntu

I am setting up an automated installation of Ubuntu using kickstart and network booting. With redhat this works quite well, however Ubuntu kickstart appears rather limited and I can not find ...
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Spacewalk, Kickstart, Cobbler, PXE, Dnsmasq

I have installed a Spacewalk server. One of the final features I am trying to configure is Kickstart. I cannot seem to find any definitive documentation on how to set this up in a "real environment". ...
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Potential of multiple network interfaces during RHEL deployment

I want to deploy RHEL (6x64, though I think this should be applicable across versions) onto systems which may or may not have more than one NIC card. Will kickstart error if I have multiple lines ...
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Kickstart partitioning with ext4 in autopart mode?

When installing CentOS 6.x, how to specify the filesystem type with ext4 and also use the autopart directive in kickstart file? The default filesystem type with autopart directive used is ext3, which ...
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Kickstart based installation of RHEL 6.4 from USB

I want to setup some brand new servers with RHEL 6.4. Servers do not have DVD, so, I have to use USB for the installation. I already have a custom ISO with a kickstart file that I use on servers with ...
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How can I package up a Linux installation into an .iso so I can install elsewhere? [closed]

I want to be able to install a base server (CentOS) and configure with some custom apps, then package that into an image file. I'll then use that image file to install duplicate servers. How can I do ...
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Kickstart: ifcfg-eth0 file genorated by kickstart when install from network but from initrd when install form USB

When I install Fedora 19 with a kickstart file and via network, the generated ifcfg-eth0 file is genorated by the kickstart: # Generated by parse-kickstart However if I use the same kickstart file ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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Kickstart installation from USB — Kickstart location

After managing to get a Fedora ISO to rebuild successfully (for a USB stick) after adding a kickstart file (http://serverfault.com/questions/548405/), I now have an issue with locating the kickstart ...
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ks.cfg file + how to fit the ks.cfg for PXE server

I want to configure the ks.cfg file under PXE server So I will able to install linux from PXE server PXE server include the files ( initrd.img & vmlinuz ) and the ks.cfg My default ks.cfg was ...
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Rebuild Fedora 19 ISO adding Kickstart for USB install

I am attempting to edit a Fedora 19 DVD ISO to add a kickstart file. I then need this ISO burnt to a USB stick for instillation. The error I get when booting is Warning: Could not boot. Warning: ...
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RHEL Clones (Centos, Scientific, CERN) network installation on XenServer 6.2

I'm trying to install a Scientific Linux CERN 6 guest on XenServer 6.2 through the network with PXE Booting but it hangs in the message: mounting /tmp as tmpfs... done I'm not using the most ...
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Fresh Red Hat 6.4 kickstarts out-of-date

I am using an updated rhel-x86_64-server-6.4 channel to kickstart RHEL 6.4. What can explain servers being kickstarted with an out-of-date RHEL? I would like to kickstart the server with the latest ...
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Copy files from custom DVD to RHEL

I have a kickstart based DVD that I want to use to setup a few identicat servers. The DVD is an exact copy of a RHEL iso image, with the addition of a directory named "custom". Under that directory, I ...
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Automated Linux VMs on Hyper-V 2012

I have a requirement to create a ton of linux VMs for our customers (we run managed infrastructure) on Hyper-V 2012 in the coming months and I have an issue with automating it. Here is how I need it ...
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Ubuntu Server Preseed issues (Partitioning)

I'm installing 14 Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 servers in an IBM Bladecenter.. I'm having trouble getting past the partitioner step with the preseed file I made. I think I'm having a problem here boot-root ...
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How to create a custom ISO image in CentOS

I am trying to create a custom ISO image which would install the minimal required RPMS along with some custom written RPM of my app. and Also wants to perform some post install steps like configuring ...
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How is the boot order of SAS drives determined?

This probably seems like a simple question, but hear me out. Here's the scenario that caused me to ask this question, as this is not so much a "how to" question but a "why" question: I was trying to ...
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Cannot seem to get Ubuntu Kickstart and preseed to cooperate with partitioning

I am trying to set up a minimal installation for some Ubuntu 12.04 workstations where I can pop in a CD-ROM, hit enter a couple times, and have it build me a ready-made system for imaging and ...
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ksappend does not work in RHEL/CO 6 any more?

I am currently in the progress of migrating our kickstart-files from CentOS 5 to CentOS 6. In CentOS 5 there was a nice anaconda/kickstart-statement that allowed the inclusion of other ...
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Is there a way to run kickstart scripts on a pre-existing server?

We normally provision servers using kickstart scripts (served by Cobbler) when installing the operating system. But we are to be given a new server from an ISP that already has the operating system ...
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How can you prompt for the EULA in Kickstart?

I am trying to modify a Kickstart script so that it does not auto-accept the EULA (which it seems to skip right now.)
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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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RHEL 6.4 custom dvd boot issue

I'm creating a custom RHEL 6.4 iso to save myself time while rebuilding standalone hosts. Before I customize the menus and add the extra kickstart files in I have tried a simple unpack -> repack to ...
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Is it possible to create a RHEL 5.7 channel based on updated (5.9) RHEL channels in Satellite?

I would however like to kickstart new servers based on RHEL 5.7. Both official Red Hat channels in Satellite are already updated to RHEL 5.9 and RHEL 6.4 though. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for ...
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Why does Satellite need a kickstartable distribution for cloned channels, but not on the official main Red Hat Channel?

I have been using Satellite for a while now and I am able to kickstart machines directly from the official main RH channels Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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Unable to download the Kickstart file…

I have tried for several hours to get this Kickstart installation going but to no avail. I have port 21, 22 and 80 opened and even tried FTP and HTTP to access this Kickstart file but it won't work. ...
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kickstart partitioning error with LVM

In Kickstart, I keep on getting the error; Adding this partition would not leave enough disk space for already allocated logical volumes in vg_ibus I do not get why I am getting this error. ...
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kickstart ESXi vim-cmd hostsvc/enable_ssh : 503 service unavailable

In my vmware ESXi kickstart file, the following command vim-cmd hostsvc/enable_ssh failed with the error message - 503 service unavailable. After Vmware ESXi kickstart installation, if I type the ...
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Kickstart Installation from USB

My goal is to install Oracle Linux 6.3 from USB. My problem is when I copy DVD media to USB. The symlink file repodata is unable to create because the file system is FAT/FAT32. Below is the symlink ...
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Kickstart Red Hat 5.x

I am having a little issue with the ks.cfg file; I read a post that said I should copy it into the isolinux folder but it is write-protected. What do I do? Secondly, I read another post that makes ...
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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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Kickstart Centos USB Key Centos 6.3

I have got an annoying issue when I try to use it using a USBkey install on a physical box that googleing is not helping. The installation works fine if I specify a URL as install media, but it does ...
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Ubuntu kickstart configuration file fails with error: The file may be corrupt

I'm trying to install my ubuntu servers with iPXE. I have created the kickstart file with system-config-kickstart, but once downloaded by the installing server, the parsing fails with the error: The ...
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KVM guest time shift on host reboot

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.04 as a KVM host, and created an Ubuntu guest that is also running Ubuntu server 12.04. The servers are in the AST time zone which is UTC + 3 hours. After setting the ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: How does one configure the firewall during installation?

I'm following instructions to automate the installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 using kickstart. It works well for automatically partitioning the drives, selecting languages etc. However, it doesn't ...
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Install Programs from Source in Kickstart Script

I'm working on a kickstart script for a custom Scientific Linux ISO. However I am running into an issue with installing some programs from source. Below is the general syntax I am trying. Where I ...