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Old 08-09-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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fedora kickstart how-to information


I have been trying to locate Fedora Core 3 Kickstart installation docs, but I am having no luck. Is there a site I can go to for this or is the kickstart install a carbon copy of the Red Hat Linux Kickstart documentation?

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Old 08-09-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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There's a brief explanation of Kickstart in the current Fedora Installation Guide:

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora...tallation.html

The technology hasn't changed radically, so the latest RHEL documentation should be fine for options and other information.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 08:56 AM   #3
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Hob,

Thanks for the reply. I am still having trouble though the brief mentions I have seen for kickstart never include how to use the %include directive. I am having a bear of a time getting the include to work so I can maintain a separate package list. All of the attemps I have made to use %include have failed so I would love an in depth discussion of how this works in fedora core 4. Any idea where I can find detailed instructions for this directive? Here is what I have tried so far:


%include packages
%include ./packages
%include /var/build/linux/packages
%include http://10.10.10.52/packages

None have worked
 
Old 09-12-2006, 04:00 PM   #4
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The official reference that I found doesn't say much:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/e...2-options.html

Google turns up this, which may be a good start point:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/ce...ch/061919.html

You could also ask on Red Hat's Kickstart mailing list:

https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/kickstart-list

HTH
 
Old 09-13-2006, 07:41 AM   #5
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The centOS piece was interesting and there was some good info in there except I am not sure why he was using /opt/kickstart, unless that was the actual directory on his NFS server that held his kickstart files. The mailing list is a good idea...
 
Old 07-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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you can write files to the /tmp partition and then %include will insert the txt of that file.
An example of this is: I need to store variables in a file i need to change for each installation such as ip, timezone etc..

I will wget in my pre section and output to /tmp/myVariables.cfg
wget http://rhel-install/myVariables.cfg -O /tmp/myVariables.cfg
You this is getting the file over the network but you can get it from a disc or wherever

now i have them on my /tmp so i can include them in my command section
%include /tmp/myVariables.cfg

this is essentially putting the text in this file right in my command section

network --bootproto=dhcp
timezone --utc GMT

Hope this helps...
 
Old 07-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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Not sure it will...since this thread has been closed for SIX YEARS.
 
  


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