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Old 06-19-2009, 05:32 AM   #1
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Kickstart Error

I am facing the issue while automating the installation process using the kickstart method. I kindly request you to help / guide me in resolving the below issue.

I can see the below partitions in the testing server when I issue the fdisk l command on (Testing server).

/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 256666 24403 219011 11% /boot (the kickstart file is placed in this partation)
/dev/sda1 254458 90506 163952 36% /media/disk (when USB mounted)

I have copied the initrd.img and vmlinuz file from the repo server to the testing server at /boot by issuing the below commands.


Modified the grub.conf file to pick up the new initrd.img and vmlinuz file (attached the grub.conf file for reference) in the testing server

Step 1 :- The kickstart file is placed in the usb

grub.conf is added with the below entry


when restart f is issued it pickups the kickstart file and installs the redhat.

Step 2 :- The kickstart file is placed in the /boot of the hard disk.

ks.cfg (kickstart file ) is placed in /boot

grub.conf is added with the below entry


Following is the error message :-

Error downloading kickstart file
Unable to download the kickstart file. Please modify the kickstart parameter below or press Cancel to proceed as an interactive installation.

06:50:03 INFO : getting kickstart file
06:50:03 INFO : getting kickstart file from harddrive
06:50:03 INFO : Loading ks from device cciss/c0d0p1 on path /ks.cfg
06:50:03 INFO : getFileFromBlockDevice(cciss/c0d0p1, /ks.cfg)
06:50:03 ERROR : failed to mount /dev/cciss/c0d0p1: Invalid argument

Let me know if you require any further information.


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