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Old 09-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
Joust
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Kickstart %post install from a USB Key


Hi.
I have a problem I'm hoping the experts here can help me with. I'm sure the solution is simple but it eludes me.

He is what I have working:
I can install the server from a USB Key. I have it booting and on it I have the 5 RHEL4 distro ISO's
I also have on there my kickstart file.
this install works great and everything is cool.

NOW what doesn't work:
I have some custom RPMs on the key. I want to copy them from teh key to a directory on the server and install them. at the %post part of the install I do not know how to access the USB key.
during boot it appears as sdc1 because i have two internal SCSI disks.

any ideas?
I've put this in as %post
df -h >> /tmp/kickstart.log
all my disk volume groups appear but no USB key.
please help.
thanks
Joust

PS
after the server has loaded and rebooted, then the Key is visible as a mountpoint so I can proceed from that point but I'd like to process everything in the %post.

Last edited by Joust; 09-12-2007 at 01:09 PM. Reason: add PS
 
Old 09-12-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
Joust
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Ok i figured it out.
it seem that anaconda would unmount the USB stick after it was done installing the distro packages.
the first thing i did after the %post was to make a mount point and mount my USB stick and then continue from there as if it were a dir at the mountpoint.

Thanks for all the help.
Joust.
 
Old 07-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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Dear Joust :

He is what I have working:
I can install the server from a USB Key. I have it booting and on it
I have the 5 RHEL4 distro ISO's
I also have on there my kickstart file.
this install works great and everything is cool.
...............................................................
(Scenario)
I want to install the Linux CentOS on to a barebone/blank pc.
but to do all the tasks automatically: I am using kickstart file.
now i want to boot a system from a 1.[bootable cd and then read my kickstart preconfig file from that cd] and use the CentOS image from the same cd or 2.[another cd], so for this 1.[] i am using usb to save the testing time, and for 2.[] i am using a cd:

Now Req.Questions:
1. how i can make my usb as a bootable media ?
2. how can i read my kickstart file from the usb?
and for this which files need to b change and is
there any changes required in the kickstart file .
to boot a pc from the usb and run a kickstart file
from the usb..?

3. How to define in a kickstart file that use the image
from a cd ?


please help me Joust.

thanks indeed
Parwar
 
  


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