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Old 10-23-2009, 04:08 AM   #1
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RHEL Kickstart


I am trying to install RHEL5.3 using kickstart method. Copied the rhel.iso file from DVD to http location. ks.cfg and rhel.iso files are available on a WINDOWS2008 Server (via HTTP). In ks.cfg file, provided the media path as url --url=http://xx.xx.xx.xx/RHEL53. System understanding the ks.cfg file but while installing the OS I am getting an error something like "dvd+rw-tools-7.0-1.el5.rpm is missing or media corrupted."

Tried expanding(unzipping) the rhel.iso file at same http location on WINDOWS2008 Server but still I am getting the same kind of error msg.

Tested the media (DVD/CD) by changing the ks.cfg file media path as cdrom and the installation is working fine.

How to get the right media on windows2008? Is there any method to copy the RHEL DVD files to a windows server? Is it OK to use the windows machine for the Linux media repository for kickstart installations?

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-23-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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Do you have a kickstart config file under your http server path , i think u will give ur KS configuartion like ks=http://xx.xx.xx.xx/RHEL53r/ks.cfg

Did you copy all the files and folders in your DVD to your webserver root with same directory structure like DVD ?
Old 10-23-2009, 08:01 AM   #3
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Tried expanding(unzipping) the rhel.iso file at same http location on WINDOWS2008 Server but still I am getting the same kind of error msg.
Seems to me that it is likely that your rhel.iso file is damaged or corrupted in some way.
Old 10-23-2009, 08:28 AM   #4
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After I got this issue,I have tested installing with the same CD and it is working fine. I am not sure what is the issue in copying the CD to a Windows directory (i.e. http location).

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