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Old 10-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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Copy files from kickstart nfs mount to new system...


Hello,

I have a "kickstart" server that has the ks.cfg file and the installation rpms so that I can have an "unattended" install.

Everything works like it should...but I still have to do some post installation tasks.

Is there a way to copy something from the nfs kickstart share to the "newly installed system" under the "%post" part of the ks.cfg file?

Thanks,

-C
 
Old 10-07-2008, 12:36 AM   #2
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you can create a custom script and have do the post-install tasks
after you have rebooted the machine.
something like:

%post
/usr/bin/wget http://YOUR_KS_SERVER/ks/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh
/bin/mv ${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh /etc/rc.d/init.d/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/init.d/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh
ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S86${HOST_NAME}_post_install

the script will run during startup.
make sure you disable or delete the script once it has done its job.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 09:55 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by born4linux View Post
you can create a custom script and have do the post-install tasks
after you have rebooted the machine.
something like:

%post
/usr/bin/wget http://YOUR_KS_SERVER/ks/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh
/bin/mv ${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh /etc/rc.d/init.d/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/init.d/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh
ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/${HOST_NAME}_post_install.sh /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S86${HOST_NAME}_post_install

the script will run during startup.
make sure you disable or delete the script once it has done its job.
Thanks.

I was actually thinking more on the lines of...

Code:
%post
groupadd mygroup
useradd -c "My Name" -g mygroup myname
echo "password" | passwd --stdin
mkdir -p ~myname/bin
chown myname:mygroup ~myname/bin
mv nfssrv:/kickstart/stuff/.bashrc ~myname/
mv nfsrv:/kickstart/stuff/myscripts.tar ~myname/bin/
The stuff in bold is what I'm not sure how to do...

-C
 
  


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