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Old 11-23-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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kickstart file help needed

I have downloaded a copy of AsteriskNOW (based on CentOS), what I need to do now is install some of my own configuration files and web pages. Once I downloaded the ISO image I opened it in magicISO, opened the kickstart file (AsteriskNOW-ks.cfg) and modified it to look like the following:

# AsteriskNOW 1.5 Kickstart file.

lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
firewall --disabled
selinux --disabled
firstboot --enabled
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
bootloader --location=mbr
network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp


%post --nochroot
#copy HR system files to server
mkdir /mnt/sysimage/var/www/html/HR
cp /mnt/sysimage/NEWFOLDER/HR/* /mnt/sysimage/var/www/html/HR
NOTE: I have only added everything from %post down. I have more files to copy over but this is just for a test.

Here are my problems:

Problem 1: When I try to create the HR folder it doesnt create correctly but has a question mark on the end eg. HR?

Problem 2: Nothing copies over into the HR folder, now this is probably because there is no folder named HR becauase it gets named HR? BUT im unsure if im referencing the source folder correctly. I created a folder named NEWFOLDER in the root of the CD, is this correct?

Any help would be great.

Old 11-23-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by traxy View Post
I have downloaded a copy of AsteriskNOW (based on CentOS), what I need to do now is install some of my own configuration files and web pages. Once I downloaded the ISO image I opened it in magicISO
It look like your trying to open a Linux distro iso with a Window program to modify it.
I dont know about AsterixNOW but i think its just a dedicated linux distribution and should be installed on it own partition or just burn a the live cd copy.
This is from the install .pdf
Installation Procedure
1.     Download the AsteriskNOW ISO file, and create a CD image
       from the file, which is required before installation can begin. The
       process for burning a CD image will vary depending upon the
       CD authoring software you are using.
2.     Insert your newly created AsteriskNOW CD into the CD-ROM
       drive of the PC.
3.     Boot from the CD by restarting the PC. A basic AsteriskNOW
       boot menu with several options will be provided. For the
       standard graphical installer, simply press <Enter.>.
4.     From here, follow the self-explanatory on-screen prompts to
       guide you through the installation process.
Once installed you will be able to modify as much as you want.
Old 11-23-2009, 04:38 AM   #3
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What im trying to do is make a custom install CD based on AsteriskNOW but it installs a few other things (which I know I can add via a kickstart script). Currently this is not working as im having the problems described in my original post.


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