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Old 04-09-2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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Boot kickstart file from USB


Hello,

I created a kickstart file called 'ks.cfg', and tried to boot a centos 7 ISO in Virtualbox using it.

When I got to the "Install or test" menu, I hit tab and entered:

s=hd:LABEL=ks:/ks.cfg

'ks' is the label of my USB drive, and the other ks is the name of my file. But, nothing happened.

Is there something more I need to do to boot linux?
 
Old 04-09-2017, 04:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

A USB device is not automatically available to a guest unless you add it to the device filter list.
 
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

A USB device is not automatically available to a guest unless you add it to the device filter list.
In addition, make sure your user account, you are running Virtualbox under, is a member of the vboxusers group. Otherwise, Virtualbox will not see any USB devices connected to the host system.

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Old 04-11-2017, 01:57 AM   #4
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check out link below, how to access USB in vbox.
https://www.htpcbeginner.com/access-...lbox-guest-os/
 
Old 04-11-2017, 02:49 AM   #5
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Try:
Code:
linux ks=hd:sda:/ks.cfg
If that fails try starting the install without ks. You also must extract the iso before you add ks.cfg, and then write the iso again. But perhaps you could use
Code:
$ mount -o loop centos_iso iso && mount -o loop,remount rw centos_iso iso
and that might make the iso writable.
 
  


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