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Old 11-14-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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how to install linux using kickstart file from live cd in fedora

I have tried to boot live cd of fedora using kickstart file..

1.First of all i have copied the anaconda-ks.cfg file to the isolinux folder in the iso in the name of ks.cfg.

2.Then I have added entry like this in isolinux.cfg
label kickstart install
menu label ^kickstart install
menu default
kernel vmlinuz0
append initrd=initrd0.img linux ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg

3. then I have created the iso file using mkisofs command

Now when I tried to boot .. It gives an error like..

dracut: FATAL: No or empty root= argment
dracut: Refusing to continue

Signal caught!

Boot has failed,sleeping forever.

Now please tell me what to do to solve this problem.

This is my ks.cfg..

# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.

lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
timezone America/New_York
rootpw --iscrypted $6$2JCi4/ivcu2Go2Xm$8YkyAlMu5iLE.Y9dFjwJiD4zG9oP17Pxzzyi6VWenWJ2SwFOAheEf93YDadQ59D4pr.s/uE.V9r/a26vSYj9C/
selinux --enforcing
authconfig --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512 --enablefingerprint
firewall --service=ssh
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
clearpart --all --drives=sda
ignoredisk --only-use=sda

part /boot --fstype=ext4 --size=500
part pv.sqNhFO-QqqX-m5hD-joLC-V2eo-Y97G-StQoVr --grow --size=500

volgroup vg_samiran --pesize=32768 pv.sqNhFO-QqqX-m5hD-joLC-V2eo-Y97G-StQoVr
logvol / --fstype=ext4 --name=lv_root --vgname=vg_samiran --grow --size=1024 --maxsize=51200
logvol swap --name=lv_swap --vgname=vg_samiran --grow --size=1008 --maxsize=2016
bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda --append="rhgb quiet"


Last edited by samiran.linux; 11-14-2013 at 05:09 AM.
Old 11-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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Start with this error:
dracut: FATAL: No or empty root= argment
Your isolinux config file doesn't tell isolinux where to find the root of the iso9660 filesystem on the cd, just as grub needs an option in the kernel line (root=hdxy) where x and y represent the hard drive and partition in which the root of the filesystem is located.

Fedora kickstart documentation gives this example of how to satisfy that root= option: linux ks=cdrom:/directory/ks.cfg
Old 11-18-2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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@bigrigdriver : I could not find the portion where root=argument is specified.. If you know this please tell me with an example


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