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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
16 views

How can I make Kickstart chose which build to run, depending on the subnet of the client?

I have 2 possible subnets that systems could be built in using Kickstart, with the subnet of the client directing which build should occur. How could I go about this? I have tried the following %...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

CentOS 7 installer: blank screen

I am trying to figure out CentOS 7 unattended network (PXE) installations in my setup, but the installer always ends up running into a black screen without interaction options. This is being tried in ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Custom centos6.7 iso does not boot in uefi

I have created a custom CentOS 6.7 iso and in BIOS it boots and installs my application successfully. When I configured my VMware to boot in UEFI i get this error: -EFI Virtusl disk (0.0)... ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

CentOS Kickstart - failed to find a suitable stage1 device

I've been trying to PXE boot a CentOS 7 installation, and keep on getting an error: storage configuration failed: failed to find a suitable stage1 device Now, I think this will be because of my ...
6
votes
5answers
14k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

Installing yum repositories that are specified in kickstart file

Right now, I am specifying repositories to be used for installation in the kickstart file via the repo directive. I am then, re-specifying those repositories to be added to the /etc/yum.repos.d post-...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

PXE Linux config does not append network parameters to start kickstart installation

I am trying to perform a PXE boot on a server with the following PXE linux configuration located in pxelinux.cfg/default: default cli label cli menu label kickstart-installation ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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". ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

centos xen http kickstart installation fails with : 'Unknown command: <!DOCTYPE'

I am trying to install a Centos 5.5 xen domU using this method: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Xen/InstallingCentOSDomU It suggests a kickstart config file served by the local apache. I managed to ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Can I Mount an ISO Image Served over FTP / HTTP During the Kickstart %post Process of a RHEL 7 / CentOS 7?

I'm attempting to customize a RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 kickstart (ks.cfg) file, which is loaded via PXE booting to mount an ISO file that is accessible via FTP / HTTP. I understand Busybox tools are ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How to reboot from a chroot environment?

I have a kickstart file that I use to install CentOS 7. I run some scripts in the %post section of the kickstart file. In the script, there is a checking for the compatibility of the machine, and if ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
53 views

How to encrypt boot partition in CentOS 7 kickstart?

I have a kickstart file for CentOS 7 Minimal. I would like to add encryption only to my /boot partition. but when I added the following line in the kickstart file, the complete installation fails. The ...
2
votes
2answers
151 views

Centos 7, Kickstart , Error setting up base repository during installation

I am trying to install centos 7 using kickstart on vmware 12. I have downloaded iso and installed many virtual machines using the same iso package. I am getting error: Error setting up base ...
-2
votes
1answer
51 views

linux redhat + login prompt keep getting again and again [duplicate]

we installed new server redhat version - 6.7 from kick start, after installation complete successfully we get the login prompt but I am unable to login locally on my redhat linux 6.7 server. The ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Create centos7 ISO with kickstart file

I'm trying to create in my Centos7, one centos7 iso to use with virtualbox. That ISO, I want to contain one ks file. I follow the steps in this link but I get one ISO with 70M of size that cannot be ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

kickstart device location changes (enumeration order)

I've built an unattended USB installer which installs Centos and our Application binaries. However, anaconda (?) puts the USB device after the hard drives - so servers with two drives, the USB is sdc;...
2
votes
0answers
43 views

Send linux kernel paramters to VM guest in VMware

I have research a lot about this but I can't find anything that answers my question. My question is how would I send/pass linux kernel parameters to a VM guest in VMware vsphere (so I don't need to ...
4
votes
1answer
27k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
571 views

kickstart from USB stick with RPMs not in ISO (CentOS5.x)

We have been looking to setup a USB disk (stick) for uniformly configuring our servers. (and when I say "we" I mean my colleague figured it out with my occasional help) We would like to explicitly ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

Anaconda kickstart install from local repo?

Right now we use Anaconda to create kickstart files. Everything works great but during the Centos install it throws an error that a package is missing. Our solution so far has been to mount disk 2 ...
1
vote
2answers
768 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Network Kickstart RHEL 5 vs Kickstart RHEL 6, vmlinuz doesn't support nameservers?

I use PXE + kickstart in conjunction with Foreman, to install new hosts over the network. I've run into a problem while trying to install Red Hat 5. It looks like the older vmlinuz in RH5 does not ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Unable to create CentOS 7.2 Kickstart DVD

I'm quite new to the kickstart concept and I've been reading and testing this for the past few days and I'm having an issue I can't seem to find anywhere on the web right now... At first I wanted to ...
2
votes
1answer
428 views

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 http://...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Kickstart fails to set up multiple bonded interfaces

I’m having some trouble setting up bonded interfaces in a CentOS 6.5 kickstart script. I have 8 physical network interfaces, which want to be configured in pairs as 4 bonded network interfaces. My ...
3
votes
2answers
110 views

How to get location of anaconda-ks.cfg script from within itself?

I'm installing CentOS 7 using the ks option. Example: ks=http://10.0.0.100:8080/anaconda-ks.cfg From within this configuration file, how can I "dynamically" fetch the URL of its location? In this ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

CentOS: How to set hostname based on external file in kickstart script?

I install CentOS 7 using the ks=http://10.0.0.100:8080/anaconda-ks.cfg option and I serve the static configuration file by running a simple web server: python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080. In my anaconda-...
6
votes
1answer
469 views

CentOS 7.2.1511, kickstart and user creation

I've run into issue with kickstart and user creation. From long-long time ago I had in my kickstart these lines to create user: user --name=a --gecos="A" --uid=500 --groups=wheel --password="..." --...
1
vote
2answers
10k views

Kickstart virtual console: No 'Shell prompt' at Alt-F2

I am installing Scientific Linux 6.1 via kickstart, and I am trying to debug a problem. According to Tips and tricks for anaconda and kickstart, I should have several virtual consoles available: ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

CentOS 6 Xen Kickstart

According to the Xen4 CentOS QuickStart I need to enable the CentOS-Extras repository so I can perform yum install centos-release-xen. Since I have to do this on about 16 system I wanted to do this ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How can I manage dual boot with Foreman?

I have about 80 machines that need to boot both CentOS 7 (for most applications) and CentOS 6 (for one stubborn app). There seems to be very little documentation out there on getting Kickstart files ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Can Satellite registration be done in Kickstart's `%pre` stanza?

In a presentation from 2010 RedHat Summit, I saw Satellite registration (rhnreg_ks) done in a %pre stanza, while RedHat's current docs (as well as this answer) do it in %post. Registering in %post ...
0
votes
2answers
655 views

CentOS - lm_sensors installation

I need to install CentOS 5 server using kickstart installation. As part of the installation, I need to install lm_sensors package. When I'm installing lm_sensors manually, I'm running sensors-detect ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

CentOS 7 ISO Kickstart Installation - “Pane is dead”

EDIT: I retried this generically, and see the same problem. To reproduce, follow my steps below. I am starting to think that it might be a problem with the hardware, but I am not certain. When ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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: /...
1
vote
1answer
159 views

How to debug failed Ubuntu 15.04 PXE install on Dell R710?

I've built a PXE install server which installs Ubuntu 15.04 using a Kickstart script and it's working fine on VMWare / Virtual Box VM's. 15 minute install at most. I tried this on Dell R710's ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

xenserver: installation via kickstart file after adding storage

export MGUID=`xe vm-install template=centos6 new-name-label="centos 6 test install 3"` xe vm-disk-add disk-size=11GiB vm=$MGUID sr-uuid=$STORAGE_UID device=0 xe vm-param-set uuid="$MGUID" PV-args="ks=...
1
vote
1answer
289 views

Ubuntu netboot installation crashes

I have a dhcp server running PXE, and a client I need to install ubuntu on through PXE. I managed to get the installer working. it goes through the installation fine with the help of a kickstart file,...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

Puppet: Unable to add Puppetlabs repository to a kickstart file, but why?

I'm trying to get kickstart to add Puppetlabs repo and later in the ks script to install puppet package but to no avail. Things I've done: I've enabled puppet installation by cobbler: sed -i 's/...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

Foreman server provision complains /tmp/ks.cfg

I installed foreman 1.9.0 on a redhat 7.1 and try to provision a centos 6.6 with the default kickstart and kickstart pxe. I tried to modify parameters, but it complains all the time on the same lines....
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Centos kickstart installation without package location

I want to install with unattended way Centos7 in a VM and at the moment I have to specify packages location in ks file and then in installation because is marked as error. Any way to install without ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Kickstart not working

I'm trying to create a kickstart to automate the installation procedure but when the installation ends and I check to see the result nothing happened. I'm trying to debug it by putting read statements ...
1
vote
1answer
394 views

CentOS kickstart - force kernel version

I'd like to kickstart some servers using a specific kernel version (slightly downrev) but can't figure out the correct syntax in the kickstart file. I've tried specifying this in the "%packages" ...
4
votes
1answer
524 views

CentOS/Redhat kickstart script cdrom mount point

Trying to copy some files from my custom CentOS 7 install ISO to the new install in the %post section. I've tried all of these: cp /dev/cdrom/scripts/myscript.sh /etc/myscripts/myscript.sh cp /dev/...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Kickstarting RHEL7 VM stalls with “No device selected”

I've been using Ashgar Ghori's RHEL7 study guide and have hit a small snag which I have not been able to find a solution to. Using a kickstart file that worked previously, whenever I use it for a new ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...