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Old 08-05-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Cannot Find kickstart file


Hi

I am booting a iso form a usb using extlinux.
All is well and mu usb boot gives me the menu and when i select a particular item in the menu i get error
unable to download kickstartfile
Please modify the kickstart parameter below
cdrom:/abc.cfg

I know that the error is it is looking for abc.cfg in the Cdrom which does not exist.
This file is in the root directory of my usb from where i am booting

I tried (hd0,0):/abc.cfg
(hd1,0):/abc.cfg

but it doesn't work

How can i fix this???
 
Old 08-05-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi

I am booting a iso form a usb using extlinux.
All is well and mu usb boot gives me the menu and when i select a particular item in the menu i get error
unable to download kickstartfile
Please modify the kickstart parameter below
cdrom:/abc.cfg

I know that the error is it is looking for abc.cfg in the Cdrom which does not exist.
This file is in the root directory of my usb from where i am booting

I tried (hd0,0):/abc.cfg
(hd1,0):/abc.cfg

but it doesn't work

How can i fix this???
Ok

I also tried placing abc.cfg in the same directory where i have installed extlinux i.e inside a folder called extlinux
then i modified the parameter from
cdrom:/abc.cfg to just abc.cfg but that deosn'r work either

between the option i am selecting looks something like this in the extlinux.conf file
label abc
kernel vmlinuz
append initrd=initrd.img ks=cdrom:/abc.cfg
 
Old 08-05-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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USB Booting software

r u using usb flash drive??
 
Old 08-05-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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r u using usb flash drive??
yes i am using usb flash drive
 
Old 08-05-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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yes i am using usb flash drive
Ok fixed this one using try n error method

hd:sdc/abc.cfg worked

now i get the error saying RED HAT Linux server CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives
 
Old 08-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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Ok fixed this one using try n error method

hd:sdc/abc.cfg worked

now i get the error saying RED HAT Linux server CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives
This is strange
I made the changes in the extlinux.conf file but it still showed me the error for KS file but when on the error prompt i hit ok the error goes off and get the new error as i mentioned above.
MY ks file does a bunch of thing its almost like a bash file
so i dont think i got away with the error

Any idea?>
 
Old 08-05-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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This is strange
I made the changes in the extlinux.conf file but it still showed me the error for KS file but when on the error prompt i hit ok the error goes off and get the new error as i mentioned above.
MY ks file does a bunch of thing its almost like a bash file
so i dont think i got away with the error

Any idea?>
why do i always run into problems no on has answer for?
Got to think about this lol
 
Old 08-05-2009, 04:36 PM   #8
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why do i always run into problems no on has answer for?
Got to think about this lol
Come on Someone must have had this problem
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #9
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Where is your RED HAT Linux server CD?

Can you post the top of your anaconda kickstart file?
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #10
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Where is your RED HAT Linux server CD?

Can you post the top of your anaconda kickstart file?


i dont have a red hat linux server CD . I have made a iso (custom iso) which install Red Hat and my software.

#platform=x86, AMD64, or Intel EM64T
# System authorization information
auth --useshadow --enablemd5
# System bootloader configuration
bootloader --append="rhgb quiet" --location=mbr
# Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr
# Partition clearing information
clearpart --all --initlabel
# Use text install mode
text
#interactive

# Firewall configuration
firewall --disabled
# Run the Setup Agent on first boot
firstboot --disable

# Installation Number: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Up to 2 Sockets)
key 4ecc-5985-4a88-1459

# System keyboard
keyboard us
# System language
lang en_US
# Installation logging level
logging --level=info

# Installation media available at:
hd:sdc
# Network information
network --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth0 --onboot=on

hd:sdc was before cdrom so i changed it but then it tells me to locate the Red Hat image which i cant figure where it is
 
Old 08-06-2009, 05:18 AM   #11
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If you customized iso is on the hd:sdc have you tried giving it the path to it after the sdc?
 
Old 08-06-2009, 11:26 AM   #12
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If you customized iso is on the hd:sdc have you tried giving it the path to it after the sdc?
yes when i give the path to it .it goes ahead but then it is looking for images Red Hat Linux server.

Now I dont know where to find it
It has to be on the usb but which directory I have no idea.
I tried putting the path to isolinux but that didn't work.

Last edited by niravshah; 08-06-2009 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 05:40 PM   #13
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yes when i give the path to it .it goes ahead but then it is looking for images Red Hat Linux server.

Now I dont know where to find it
It has to be on the usb but which directory I have no idea.
I tried putting the path to isolinux but that didn't work.
My kickstart file has a line "mount -t iso9660 /tmp/cdrom /mnt/cdrom"

I think I have to change this line since its mounting the cdrom to a directory called /mnt/cdrom

How do i change this line so as to mount the usb ???
 
Old 12-07-2009, 06:00 PM   #14
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Did you ever get this to work? If so, what did you do?
 
  


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