Re: kickstart vs. /etc/login.defs
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In regard to: Re: kickstart vs. /etc/login.defs, Michael Hennebry said (at...:
On Wed, 25 Jan 2012, root@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:Firstly, for where to put the ks file, it would be easiest for you to remaster the boot CD, and put the ks file into the root directory of the CD, update the configuration for the CD's boot-loader to add something like "ks=cdrom:/fc14.ks", and then burn the resulting (modified) file-tree to a new CD disk
For a one-off install, in the absence of a provisioning environment like cobbler, I personally think it's a lot easier to load the kickstart file over the network. Just do something like - place your ks.cfg in a directory that is accessible via a URL - tell anaconda to load the ks.cfg from the URL ks=http://your.web.host.here/url/path/to/ks.cfg This assumes that the client you're kickstarting can get a DHCP address. If not, assuming you have an IP reserved for it, you can kickstart it so DHCP is not required: ks=http://your.web.host.here/url/path/to/ks.cfg \ ksdevice=eth0 ip=<your ipv4 address here> \ netmask=<your netmask here> \ gateway=<your gateway here> \ dns=dns_server1,dns_server2 Other useful parameters to anaconda include debug text noipv6 syslog=<your syslog host here> loglevel=debug vnc vncconnect=host:port vncpassword=<your password>
To get around the too early/to late of %pre and %post, you may want to add a custom RPM archive file to the CD, have it dump the files into the being-created system, and run a command as part of its installation procedure that causes the newly added files to be read. Then reference the new RPM archive in the packages section of your ks file.
I don't understand from the initial post what the actual goal is, so it's hard to know what to suggest here. Unless I missed it, the original issue has something to do with uids in the 101-499 range, but I have no idea what the actual problem is. I will say that you can do a lot in %post using things like "wget" to fetch a remote tarball or zip and then using the contents of that archive to perform further actions. Tim -- Tim Mooney Tim.Mooney@xxxxxxxx Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure 701-231-1076 (Voice) Room 242, IACC Building North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105-5164 _______________________________________________ Kickstart-list mailing list Kickstart-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/kickstart-list
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