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Old 05-07-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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Bootable kickstart DVD - won't/can't see ks.cfg

I want to end up with a bootable DVD that will automagically start the kickstart script and perform an unattended install. I have read a few things that say that ks.cfg must be in the root of the image. I've read other things that say that isolinux/ is really the root, and so the ks.cfg must be there. Neither work. In my isolinux.cfg, I have:

label ks
kernel vmlinuz
append ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192

ks.cfg is in isolinux/ as well as the top-level directory. What am I missing? How do I get the booted OS to read and use ks.cfg?
Old 05-08-2008, 10:40 AM   #2
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The ks.cfg needs to be in the top-level directory on the cdrom. Then just change the line you have below to:

append ks=cdrom initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192

This will dump the installer into kickstart mode and tell it to look into to the cdrom (top-level directory) for the ks.cfg.
Old 03-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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Not working for me

I am trying also to achieve a bootable dvd. I have made the suggested edits . I have tried entering "linux ks=cdrom/ks.cfg" at the boot prompt
but I get question asking what language I want to use and then it teels me it cannot find the kickstart file.

I have placed ks.cfg in the top directory and made the suggested edit to islinux.cfg without success ??
Old 05-13-2009, 07:36 AM   #4
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Use this at the boot prompt if you put the ks.cfg in the isolinux directory for example:

linux ks=cdrom:/isolinux/ks.cfg

There should be no need to edit any other files.


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