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Networking configuration during Kickstart

We have recently run into an issue where ipconfig is no longer able to pick up networking during the post install portion of our anaconda kickstart file. This is preventing our boxes from installing ...
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Do SELinux management commands operate on the kernel or the filesystem?

We're installing RPMs into a CentOS 7 system using Anaconda + Kickstart, which does a chroot into the target system's environment and installs all of the RPMs we specify in our Kickstart config file. ...
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How can additional routes be added to anaconda kickstart?

I frequently build centos7 servers and have a few special networking requirements. For example, I may want to use nameservers or repositories in private ranges that can't be reached via my normal ...
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How to I assue same MAC address when creating bonded interfaces using anaconda kickstart installer?

I observerd that the bond0 interface I create at install time may randomly use the MAC address of the first or second interface. This is causing problems because it means that the IP address of the ...
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How can I configure anaconda kickstart to assure its installs all updates from start?

I am using anaconda kickstart installer to provision fedora 28 baremetals but I found that by default i does not install all updates. I do want to avoid having to run a an yum -q -y update during the ...
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How to make rpm install from user avoid curl SSL errors?

I am trying install a RPM from an url directly from anaconda kickstart (CentOS7) %post phase but I encountered an interesting error: ``` + rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-...
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Can I unsilence kickstart step Performing post-installation setup tasks?

While anaconda kickstart installer runs the "Performing post-installation setup tasks" tasks are not visible on console and their outcome is only saved to ks-post.log file. I do want to also display ...
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uwsgi with flask and python3 conda environment is loading python2 instead

I'm trying to run a python3 flask web application with uwsgi. If I run /usr/bin/uwsgi --ini /var/www/QCQuan/uwsgi_config.ini --logto /tmp/log then uwsgi fails and the log file shows: Python version: ...
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Install packages from internet for VPC with no outside access

Have a VPC with a private subnet. Inside the VPC, am looking to update latest Anaconda packages using Conda which involves downloading the latest updates from internet. Since my VPC has no internet ...
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Error: XFS filesystem is not valid as a default fs type

Ultimate goal: Create an automated installation disk for CentOS, using a kickstart config file stored on an internal website. What I've done: Created a script that downloads an ISO unpacks it ...
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Kickstart: Can you determine %package selections in %pre

I've been looking around, and haven't yet seen an example of anyone using logic to determine packages/package group selections for options beneath %packages. I'm trying to have kickstart install ...
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semi automated kick start in centos7

I want to have semi automated kick start where option already made default in kick start file should not be editable by user i.e if i have by default made values for timezone language and other user ...
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Have Kickstart automatically generate a root password on install

I am currently working on multiple Kickstart configs for my company to allow for easy VM deployment. I cannot find any documentation showing how to have Kickstart generate a root password. Is it ...
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How to make conda use the host proxy inside a Docker container

Here's the situation. I'm using Docker with continuumio/anaconda3 image. I have the server (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) configured to use the corporate proxy with CNTLM package. Internet works just fine in the ...
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kickstart %include can't open file

I want to break out my kickstart user definitions into a separate file. Trying to pull that file in with %include, I get an error that breaks the install: Unable to open input kickstart file: curl#...
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How to use Anaconda Python as CGI handler

I am setting up a simple web site that has a Python CGI script. Everything is working as long as I have selinux set in permissive mode. The issue is that I am using Anaconda and the SELinux context is ...
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Prevent from installing open-vm-tools-desktop / @platform-vmware on EL 7

When installing RHEL 7/CentOS 7 as a VMware ESX guest, the installer (Anaconda) automatically detects the virtualization host, then install the appropriate tools (open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-...
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Can I delete anaconda-ks.cfg and openscap_data from root folder?

I just noticed that after every fresh CentOS 7 (7.2) installation I perform, there are two files created in the root folder (/root): openscap_data folder anaconda-ks.cfg file As far as I understand ...
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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;...
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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 ...
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Can route-eth0 be created via CentOS 7 Anaconda installer?

I'm using the CentOS 7 Anaconda installer. I want the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth0 to be created, if possible, by this installer. The file route-eth0 should have the contents after ...
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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 video ...
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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 7.0 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 xdriver=...
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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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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 ...