[CentOS] Kickstart

Thu Apr 14 03:50:19 UTC 2005
Gerald Waugh <gwaugh at frontstreetnetworks.com>

On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 23:34 -0400, Gerald Waugh wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 11:38 -0500, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> > 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:
> Thanks for your help (Patience) 
> Well, it is weird, the server boots up off the usb cdrom but somehow
> just before anaconda loads the drive is disconnected. Now there is a
> little delay at "anaconda loading" if I pull the usb cdrom plug and
> reinsert it during that interval anaconda loads a usb driver and my
> ks.cfg runs. 
> The same thing happens in a text install when I select "Load from cdrom"
> it ask for a driver, I select usb-storage, and it can't find the usb
> cdrom, again if I pull the plug and reinsert it, it will find it. Maybe
> the usb cdrom I am using (TDK).
> I still have that issue with the RAID1 (md0) not booting though. I read
> your article about that issue, tried it but could not get it to work,
> and you recommended using lilo, but there is no option to use lilo in
> the install.
Oops! We also use Turbo Linux Appliance Server OS on these servers,
their CD works and I did find "lilo --location mbr" in their ks.cfg so I
guess that answers my question about lilo.... maybe ;)