Red Hat :: Centos/RHEL5.4 : Anaconda-Kickstart And UUID?

Mar 21, 2011

I am using the "harddrive" option in a kickstart config to have it pick up isolinux files from a USB flash drive. I have been able to get it work by specifying the device name directly, but if I specify a LABEL or UUID, it does not work.Here is what my ks.cfg looks like.

harddrive --partition=LABEL="/install" --dir=/
lang en_US.UTF-8


It almost seems like the version of Anaconda in Centos5.4 does not support specifying UUID or LABELs, but I have not been able to confirm that from the Release notes.Appreciate any tips/references/documentation.

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CentOS 5 :: How To Tell Kickstart / Anaconda / Mkinitrd To Use New Kernel Version Number?

May 5, 2009

I want a new kernel RPM in my custom CentOS 5 kickstart distro. I built the kernel, got a nice kernel RPM out, and replaced it in my ks.cfg. The install goes fine until the very end, where Anaconda prints some spurious stuff about mkinitrd failing.I get why it might fail -the kernel version argument to mkinitrd was no doubt for the old kernel. But I have no idea where this is -it's not in the ks.cfg afaict, and so I don't quite get where Anaconda / mkinitrd gets it from.

I'd eventually like to use this kernel for the installer as well, but I think I understand that process much better.How do I tell kickstart / Anaconda / mkinitrd to use the new kernel version number?

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Red Hat :: RHEL5 Kickstart Config @ Everything (all Packages) Equivalent?

Jan 31, 2010

I am looking into Kickstart installations for Red hat 5. Previously I used RHELWS4 and I would use the "all packages" flag to get around having to specify all the packages.

For example:
@ everything

Would get me everything on the RHELWS4 DVD. From what I can see this option is not present in RHEL5. Can someone please provide some advice on a way to automatically parse the RHEL5 DVD and generate a list of packages so that I can ensure all the packages are present in the installation? I imagine I would need to do this for each update of RHEL5 since the package list will evolve over time.

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Server :: Kickstart Installation Of RHEL5 On Vmware Workstation

Jul 19, 2010

Can we do kickstart installation of linux on Vmware Workstation.

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Fedora Installation :: Once It Says Its Loading Anaconda, Screen Either Goes Blank, Or The Anaconda Fails And The Install Exits?

Apr 9, 2009

I'm trying to build a dual boot ubuntu 8.10 and fedora 10.I have ubuntu sucessfully installed. with a free partition ready for fedora.I cant seem to get fedora past the beginning of the install. Once it says its loading anaconda, my screen either goes blank, or the anaconda fails and the install exits, telling me to reboot my system.I have downloaded the DVD twice. once from the website, and i think when I bruned it it didn't burn right, I then downloaded it from torrent just to be safe and reburned at the slowest speed. It passes the media test.

I have been reading around it may be cause of my video card?My computer is the following.AMD Athlon +2400 XPXFX Nvidia Geforce 6800 GT or something close.80 gig hard drive1.5 gigs of DDR ram.MSI Motherboard not sure of model off top of my head.I really wanna get this dual boot working, As I feel fedora may have advantages over ubuntu. I was going to try to get ahold of another video card, and maybe try that. What do you think I should do

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CentOS 5 :: Cannot Install CentOS 5.4 On Embedded System Anaconda Exception?

May 1, 2010

I am trying to do a basic install of CentOS 5.4 on my embedded computer. It is a Linutop 2 system with a AMD Geode 800MHz CPU and 512Mb Ram. Have installed an IBM 40Gb 2.5" HD for OS storage. I am doing the install procedure in text mode. Everything goes as planned until I get to the package selection.

1. Booting from (i386) DVD with "linux text" parameter.
2. Skipping media check.
3. Selecting "English" install language.
4. Selecting "DK-latin1" as keyboard layout.
5. Selecting "Remove all partitions and create default layout" and selecting "no" to modifying partition layout.
6. Selecting "yes" to configure "eth0" and mark to enable "IPv4" on boot.
7. Selecting DHCP for IP configuration and Manual host name.
8. Setting time zone to "Europe/Copenhagen".
9. Setting root password to a 16 digit alphanumeric pass-phrase.
10. De-selecting "Desktop - Gnome" (no other entries selected).

When the system is checking for dependencies, an exception

Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 426, in returnNewestByName
raise PackageSackError, 'No Package Matching %s' % ui_pats
File "/tmp/treedir.22057/instimage/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1072, in getBestKernelByArch
pkgs = ayum.pkgSack.returnNewestByName(pkgname)


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CentOS 5 :: Any Possibility To Install Centos 5.5 On Ext4 By Anaconda?

Jul 14, 2010

It is any possibility to install centos 5.5 on ext4 by anaconda ? Is ext4 filesystem is secure for files server (samba) ?? In anaconda installer there is only ext2, ext3 choice.

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Software :: RHEL5.4 Rpm File Not Loading From Kickstart File

Mar 18, 2010

I have been using a boot disk with a kickstart file that calls rpm files that are on RHEL4.8. The rpm files tk-devel,tcl-devel,nss-devel and nspr-devel respond back during the install of RHEL5.e with a pop-up saying they do not exist,but when I look on the RHEL5.4 DVD they do exist in the Workstation directory.

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Fedora :: Anaconda Failure / "A Crash In The Anaconda-12.46-2.fc12 Package Has Been Detected"?

Sep 29, 2010

I have F12 and been using the livecd-creator command since F9 to create liveUSB devices which are used to install Fedora on all the systems (nearly 100) I support at different sites ensuring they have the same build/configuration. About a week ago, I created a new image and when I attempt to install to hard drive, there is an ABRT message displayed;

"A crash in the anaconda-12.46-2.fc12 package has been detected"

Also see attached file.Now I am not able to install to hard drive.

It appears this is a known bug which has been reported at url.and that there is not fix planned. Can anyone confirm this?

If this is the case, does it mean that the �Install to Hard Drive� feature will no longer be available?

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Server :: Customizing CentOS Welcome Message In Anaconda?

Jan 31, 2011

I am just customizing CentOS and would like to change "Welcome message[image is attached] to something that I wanted. I went trough the anaconda source rpm and found that OS name is being picked by %s and not sure what %s refers to or where is that variable it pointing to.

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CentOS 5 :: Install Crashes Upon Launching Anaconda

May 26, 2009

I've recently been trying to put Centos on a PC which I have had Windows 2000 server on up until now. The system has an Intel SCSI RAID Controller which seems to be successfully detected before the graphical stage is reached. The system is fairly old now and consists of a p3 processor and 320mb of ram. However when the installer reaches the point of launching Anaconda in graphical mode it seems to start to load but then the system immediately boots itself down Quoting an Abnormal Setup Termination however gives no more details than that. I have tried changing the graphics card to no effect. I am not sure if anyone knows what could be causing the problem the media also shuld be ok as I have used it successfully on other systems.

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CentOS 5 :: Anaconda Unmounting DVD From External Drive

Oct 25, 2010

I have an external DVD burner hooked up to an EEE PC 701SD. The disk has worked on a dell desktop computer, and a 701 (the first eee pc which I built the install on) without a problem, however when I boot up the install disk on the 701SD, I get a message telling me it's unable to download the kickstart file. It's being set to cdrom:/ks.cfg, which should work, but it isn't.... This exact same disk just did a full install on the 701 15 minutes before I ran it on this computer.

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CentOS 5 :: Anaconda Does Not Support DHCP Option 121 / Resolve This?

Nov 29, 2009

Following situation:
I'm trying to make a network-installation of my rootserver with CentOS 5.4 x86_64.
This server is hosted by 1and1 a company of the united internet group, which is a big player in europe.
The network environment of 1and1 is providing classless static routes via dhcp by using the dhcp option 121.
If i'm right anaconda does not support this dhcp option 121 and therefore does not "ask" for the routes.
Without the routes configured the traffic does not get through and the network installation fails.
An installation from fedora12 (anaconda 12.46) works without any problems.

Is there someone in the dev team that can patch or backport it?

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CentOS 5 Networking :: Network Install / Static Changes To Dhcp In Anaconda

May 10, 2010

I'm trying to install CentOS 5.4 from my local repo, booting the server from centos54-netinstall iso (vmware). I write "linux URL..." during boot. I eventually get prompted for network config, where I choose manual configuration. Hitting OK ignores my config and defaults back to dhcp, which won't work since I don't have any dhcp server available.Whats wrong? Is there a bug in anaconda?

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CentOS 5 :: System-config-kickstart Error In CentOS 5.3?

Apr 10, 2009

I tried to run system-config-kickstart when after full installed CentOS 5.3,it report error as following,does anyone face the same problem?

[root@localhost ~]# system-config-kickstart
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, kernel-module, priorities, protectbase,
: versionlock


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Fedora Installation :: Cannot Find Anaconda-runtime In /usr/lib/anaconda-runtime

Feb 16, 2011

After installing Fedora 14 and being satisfied with the behaviour and the packages installed for it, i want to replicate the same installation in a few more PCs, so i installed Revisor to make with it an iso file that reflects my actual installation.

The problem is that if i run the software from Applications->System tools->Revisor, nothing happens after giving the user password.

Then i run it from a consele and this error is produced after giving my password: "Cannot find anaconda-runtime in /usr/lib/anaconda-runtime"

But anaconda is the environment used for installation, so it is installed from the very begining. Why this happens?

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CentOS 5 Server :: PostgreSQL84 Setup - No UUID Support

Mar 13, 2011

I'm trying to setup postgresql84 with uuid support, everywhere says that postgresql84-contrib should do the trick but it does not. I even generated the uuid-postgres and uuid rpms from source for uuid-1.6.1 and no luck with the uuid support.

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Server :: CentOS Installer -not- To Use LVM In A Kickstart?

Dec 14, 2010

Does anyone know of a way to tell the CentOS installer -not- to use LVM in a kickstart? We've been using a system that lets us define which particular drives to use during the installation as part of our deployment system. This does not work now that LVM is the 'default' in CentOS. I've looked over the options and I see how to FORCE particular LVM configurations, but I see no way to just turn it off.

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Red Hat :: CentOS Kickstart Does Not Save Screenshots?

Jun 24, 2010

I created a kickstart file and put it on a floppy. I have installed several times to refine the process and confused. I am not sure if the kickstart file is even being used by grub. I specified

autostep --autoscreenshot The install STILL asks me all those questions I was trying to avoid by doing autostep in the first place, and /root/anaconda-screenshots coes not exist.

I specified
linux = hd:fd0:/ks.cfg

as a Grub command line option. I got that line off a forum, so it may be inaccurate. Anyone know if that is correctd? If I screw that up, shouldn't anaconda complain about file-not-found? Are the screenshots only applicable to graphics mode or also to text mode? (I have been using text mode, assuming text file screen dumps would appear in that subdirectory...)

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CentOS 5 Server :: Cp Not Working In Kickstart?

Sep 18, 2009

I am trying to kickstart and want in post install to copy some files from a shared directory, to enable passwd less ssh and having
same users across the clusters. But the cp does not work, nor does .ssh directory is getting created I have pasted my post install script below.

mkdir /mnt/sysimage/mnt/temp
mount -t nfs /mnt/sysimage/mnt/temp
cp -f /mnt/sysimage/mnt/temp/passwd /etc/passwd
cp -f /mnt/sysimage/mnt/temp/group /etc/group


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CentOS 5 :: 5.5 Kickstart Install From Harddrive?

May 23, 2010

I'm trying to install CentOS 5.5 from harddrive using a kickstart file. Kickstart file is read correctly, it contains the following 3 lines (+ additional config):

harddrive --partition=sda11 --dir=repos/CentOS/5.5/isos/i386
repo --name="CentOS-5.5 - Updates" --baseurl=hd:sda11:repos/CentOS/5.5/updates/i386

I've downloaded both CentOS-5.5-i386-bin-DVD.iso and CentOS-5.5-i386-bin-1of7.iso, but anaconda (the installer) asks: - What partition and directory on that partition holds the CD (iso9660) images for CentOS? ...

VT3 gives these messages:
INFO: partition /dev/sda11 selected
INFO: mounting device sda11 for hard drive install
INFO: mntloop loop7 on /tmp/loopimage as /tmp/hdimage/repos/CentOS/5.5/isos/i386/CentOS-5.5-i386-bin-1of7.iso fd is 12


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CentOS 5 :: KickStart Fails With 5.5 Version

Sep 15, 2010

I have been using the same kickstart more or less since release 5.2 but it fails with 5.5. It looks like it is good all the way to the final stages. Does anyone know what has changed in anaconda for this release? I think the first boot process has changed as well.

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General :: Use Kickstart To Install Centos From Cdrom?

Apr 12, 2010

when i use kickstart to install centos from cdrom (i make it myself in my way),i got a %post script problem with the kickstart file. 1.%post script used to copy my own software from cdrom to hard disk.then make install automaitlly with bash script.

the %post script like :
mkdir -p /myownsoftware
cp -r /mnt/myownsoftware/* /myownsoftware
cd /myownsoftware


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General :: Error With CentOS Kickstart File?

Jan 6, 2010

I have downloaded the following kickstart file for installing minimal < 300 MB space centOS 5.2. I have created a Virtual Machine for Linux and attempting to install is my kickstart file:

# Kickstart file


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CentOS 5 :: Unable To Get The Clients To Do A Kickstart Install?

Sep 8, 2009

we can't get the clients in our lab to do a kickstart install. we're doing the install by booting from the Centos 5.3 net install cd and anaconda starts, but terminates abnormally reporting a SIGSEGV fault. Interestingly, attempts at doing an install from a CD and without the network connection results in this error:

X11TransSocketINETConnect() can't get address for localhost:6001. Temporary failure in name resolution.

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CentOS 5 :: Add Repo At Install Time -> Kickstart?

Oct 22, 2009

In the release anouncement there is mention of adding additional repo's at install time. Is this also possible in the kickstart file?

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CentOS 5 :: Install Custom Kernel Rpm Via Kickstart

Mar 3, 2010

I have compiled and created a kernel rpm kernel-2.6.18165.11.1.el5-3.i386.rpm
then created initrd image

I have installed the above via kickstart installation

mount /mnt/tmp
cd /mnt/tmp
rpm -uvh kernel-2.6.18165.11.1.el5-3.i386.rpm
cp initrd-2.6.18-165.11.1.el5.img /boot


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CentOS 5 :: 5.5 Kickstart %include Generated By %pre Script Ignored?

Nov 5, 2010

I'm trying to dynamically write command section stubs with a pre-script to be included via %include. The simplest of these contains the disk partitioning commands. Following the canonical examples,[URL].. for one, of this found in every source of documentation for RHEL/Fedora variants does not work. Anaconda attempts to prompt for interaction to get the partitioning scheme and a cmdline install stops with "In interactive mode parttype, can't continue". I've stripped things down to the following two cases:

cp /mnt/source/disks-ks.cfg /tmp/
%include /tmp/disks-ks.cfg


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CentOS 5 :: Kickstart Installation Hangs At GetNetConfig?

Apr 22, 2011

I am trying to do a kickstart installation of CentOS 5.5 x86 using a static IP on eth1. (The machine has 4 ethernet ports). I set ks, ksdevice, ip, netmask, and noipv6 when the boot disc asks for the init commands.I have similar networking information configured in the kickstart script. I have tried switching the order of the network config lines in the kickstart script to place eth1 at the top. Either way the installation hangs. On tty3 I can see that the command last called is getNetConfig. All of this configuration is using static IPs. I'm not sure why it thinks it has to do anything extra... Is there a problem trying to reuse the same eth1 NIC for the second stage? I have tried using the same and different IPs on the same subnet but nothing changes the outcome. Both the kickstart file and the install tree are on the same subnet, the same server in fact. Both are accessed via FTP but I had this problem with NFS as well.

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CentOS 5 :: Kickstart Doesn't Run Post Install Commands

Oct 19, 2009

I am trying to copy an updated splash.xpm.gz at the end of a system build but everything in the post section is total ignored.

#--- Post-installation script
#...Mount the installation CD


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