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Old 11-04-2005, 02:06 PM   #1
bpetersen
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Angry Fedora Core 4 Kickstart Install Fails


I am trying to setup an easy to use kickstart procedure.
I am having two problems.
1. Running kickstart from a FC-4 boot CD seems to fail parsing the packages.
at the boot prompt I am using: linux ks=//someurl/ks.cfg

The exact same command with a FC-3 boot CD works.
I am installing FC-4 via ftp

2. Sometimes I don't have web access available, and so would like to load
the ks.cfg file from a usb flash-drive. It works just fine from floppy.
linux ks=floppy
but we have started buying systems without floppy drives.
linux ks=hd:sdc:/ks.cfg
fails. the /dev/sdc1 device does not exist.
why doesn't it create it?
I can see it probing the device and seeing that is is sdc1
but the install fails because the device does not exist, so it can't mount it.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 06:09 AM   #2
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Same problem ...

Have you found any solution yet?

thx
 
Old 11-14-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
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Fedora Core 4 Kickstart Install Fails

I don't know if this will help you, but it has worked for me.

I have a machine with no floppy drive and only a single sata drive. I put a kickstart file, called net.ks, on a usb drive. On boot, I use the following command to use the kickstart file:

linux ks=hd:sdb1:/net.ks

The sata drive uses /dev/sda, so the flash drive then becomes /dev/sdb and I want to use the partition on it, thus the sdb1.
 
  


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