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Old 09-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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Fedora 10 install via Windows XP filezilla ftp server; ftp Url error in kickstart


Software: filezilla 0.9.33b server
user: linuxuser password: sameasusername

Location of Fedora 10 files on Windows XP box:

D:\fedora
images, isolinux, Packages, repodata, etc

boot: linux ks=hd:sdb1://kickstarts/ks.fed10.cfg

Error Displayed:
Bad argument to Url kickstart method command -<96>url: unknown option

I am attempting to install Fedora 10 on my main server box via an FTP server setup on my Windows XP box. Unfortunately, I receive the same kickstart error above in regards to the ftp "Url" syntax. What am I overlooking? Each "Url" line, listed in kickstart, did not work. As an initial test, I used the filezilla client to access files on the localhost (WinXP). The initial test was successful; the server and client logs state "/" is the current directory.

Below is my kickstart config:

#platform=x86, AMD64, or Intel EM64T
#version=DEVEL
# Firewall configuration
firewall --disabled
# Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$N8AHjwAy$ZygWDNZkahkQJdY6Ut8x//
# Network information
network --bootproto=static --device=eth0 --ip=192.168.1.15 --netmask=255.255.255.0 --gateway=192.168.1.1 \
--onboot=on
# System authorization information
auth --useshadow --passalgo=md5
# Use graphical install
graphical
firstboot --disable
# System keyboard
keyboard us
# System language
lang en_US
# SELinux configuration
selinux --enforcing
# Install OS instead of upgrade
install
# Use CDROM installation media
#cdrom
# Use FTP Server Test
url -–url ftp://linuxuser:linuxuser@192.168.1.5/fedora
#url -–url ftp://192.168.1.5/fedora
#url -–url ftp://linuxuser@192.168.1.5/
# Reboot after installation
reboot
# System timezone
timezone Africa/Abidjan
# System bootloader configuration
bootloader --location=mbr
# Partition clearing information
clearpart --none

%packages
@admin-tools
@base
@base-x
@editors
@graphical-internet
@graphics
@office
@printing
@sound-and-video
@system-tools
@xfce-desktop
-BackupPC
-NetworkManager-openvpn
-NetworkManager-vpnc
-acpid
-authconfig-gtk
-authconfig-gtk
-bluez
-bluez-alsa
-bluez-cups
-bonnie++
-ccid
-cheese
-coolkey
-cpuspeed
-cryptsetup-luks
-dmraid
-dos2unix
-evolution
-evolution-help
-evolution-perl
-evolution-webcal
-firstboot
-gimp
-gimp-help
-gimp-help-browser
-glx-utils
-gnome-packagekit
-gnome-packagekit
-hpijs
-hplip
-hunspell
-icedax
-ipsec-tools
-irda-utils
-irqbalance
-jigdo
-kerneloops
-krb5-auth-dialog
-krb5-workstation
-lftp
-logwatch
-mdadm
-microcode_ctl
-mousepad
-mpage
-mtr
-nano
-nmap
-nss_db
-nss_ldap
-ntp
-numactl
-openldap-clients
-openoffice.org-draw
-openoffice.org-math
-openvpn
-pam_ccreds
-pam_krb5
-pam_passwdqc
-pam_pkcs11
-pam_smb
-pcmciautils
-pidgin
-pinfo
-planner
-pm-utils
-rdate
-rdist
-rhythmbox
-rng-utils
-rsh
-sendmail
-sound-juicer
-sysreport
-system-config-language
-system-config-lvm
-system-config-rootpassword
-talk
-tcpdump
-telnet
-time
-totem
-totem-mozplugin
-totem-nautilus
-transmission
-tree
-unix2dos
-vconfig
-vpnc
-wireless-tools
-words
-xdelta
-ypbind
-zisofs-tools
-zsh

%end

Last edited by O(V)eGA_l2el); 09-27-2009 at 05:37 PM.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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Hi

Did you paste the ftp line off a web page ? ... I think the second hyphen-looking thing is not the correct character

Code:
url -url ftp://linuxuser:linuxuser@192.168.1.5/fedora
.. should be:

Code:
url --url ftp://linuxuser:linuxuser@192.168.1.5/fedora
Sometimes text editors will replace the hyphens for style purposes but it's actually a different character to the standard hyphen ( ascii 02dh ) and so is not valid according to anaconda

cheers,

kbp
 
Old 09-28-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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Quote:
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Hi

Did you paste the ftp line off a web page ? ... I think the second hyphen-looking thing is not the correct character

Code:
url -url ftp://linuxuser:linuxuser@192.168.1.5/fedora
.. should be:

Code:
url --url ftp://linuxuser:linuxuser@192.168.1.5/fedora
Sometimes text editors will replace the hyphens for style purposes but it's actually a different character to the standard hyphen ( ascii 02dh ) and so is not valid according to anaconda

cheers,

kbp
You may be right; I did copy and paste those lines via a text editor. I do see the slight difference in length. I will correct my syntax and test the ftp install today. Thanks for the reply.
 
  


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