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Old 08-30-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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Question ejecting cdrom at the end of a kickstart installation of CentOS5

Hi guys,

I'm pretty desperate about this...
I have read there's a problem since CentOS5/RHEL5 with the ejecting of the cdrom while rebooting in the end of a kickstart-anaconda installation.

Some suggests adding the '--eject' flag to the reboot command of the kickstart configuration, but unfortunately this does not work for me.

I'm highly against doing something like going through all IDE devices and trying to eject them in '%post', cause this kickstart installation should work on a lot of different hardwares and I'm not really happy with trying to do such a thing.

The best idea I currently have is to halt at the end of the installation instead of reboot, and telling the user to eject the cdrom once he turns on the computer after installation.

Did any of you have the same problem and figured out a better solution?

Old 08-30-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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In a quick google search I was able to find a bug entry for this

Might be something their about it, generally I deal with installs via PXE so I don't suffer this so much, when I am doing installs via CDs the servers we use have a boot menu, we default CD-Rom after the HDD in the boot priority and just use the hardware's boot menu option to manually boot the CD-Rom, for hardware without this option their can be some playing about.
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Yeah - I found that bug too, someone suggested there to add the '--eject' option, but as I said - it didn't work for me...


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