[CentOS] Kickstart

Wed Apr 13 16:38:40 UTC 2005
Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic at pbl.ca>

Gerald Waugh wrote:

> I have it running, "linux ks=cdrom" from an IDE cdrom, but need to get
> it running on a USB cdrom, as the servers do not normally have IDE
> cdrom.

Oh, I thought what you wanted was to have kickstart be default, without 
you having to type "ks=cdrom" or anything...

> I have searched for a method to get it to load the "USB Mass Storage
> Driver for Linux" during the install. I know it's on the cdrom, just
> have trouble locating it. Also I believe I have to enter something like
> linux ks=cdrom dd=<usb-mass-storage-driver>

When booting form USB sticks, I was simply using "linux 
ks=hd:sdN:/ks.cfg" or something similar (with N being whatever was 
assigned by kernel to the stick, usually "0" if there were no SCSI/SATA 
devices in the system)...  I believe that Anaconda is supposed to load 
USB device drivers before attempting to access kickstart file.  You 
might check this link for various options on telling Anaconda where the 
kickstart file is:


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