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Old 06-14-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
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Kickstart installation. Access to cdrom in %post


For my previous kickstart installation (Red Hat 9) i have used the updfstab program (part of kudzu) to update fstab and thereby get access to /dev/cdrom.
I just upgraded my kickstart installation to FC 4 and now it seems that updfstab is removed, and I am unable to access my cdrom.
At the end of the installation (Congratulations... etc) I press Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get to the command prompt. If I try to mount the CD-ROM (tried /dev/hda-d) it fails. The /dev directory doesn't contain any hdx-entries and I have now run out of options.

I know the CD-ROM will come up as /dev/hdc if I reboot, but it doesn't seem like it is available at the end of the installtion.

Any clues?

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Old 06-15-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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In fedore theres a similar command for updfstab


Updates the /etc/fstab file in response to HAL events

Try this and see if it works

Also in fedora they have moved out of /mnt/
and cd drives get mounted in /media/ directory by default.

Correct me if I am wrong

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I added the fstab-sync to my post installation for kickstart and still seem to get a error
mounting the cdrom. This is my script please could someone advise ad to what I am doing wrong.

%post --nochroot
mount -t iso9660 /tmp/cdrom /mnt/source
cd /
mkdir -p /mnt/source
cp -f /mnt/source/custom.tar /mnt/sysimage/root
cd /mnt/sysimage/root
tar -xf custom.tar
rm custom.tar
cp /mnt/sysimage/root/resource/rootprofile /mnt/sysimage/root/.bash_profile -f
touch /mnt/sysimage/root/firstboot.flag

Thanks in advance


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