[CentOS] Kickstart install surprise

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 20:08:57 UTC 2007

On 9/12/07, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:
> I have to say that I was more that a bit surprised, if not to say dismayed
> when I booted a system with CentOS 5 installed to test a kickstart CD in
> interactive mode, took it to the custom partitioning screen, then rebooted
> without saving anything only to come up with a grub prompt, and the disk's
> partition table wiped.  The ks.cfg file did say to wipe the disk when
> installing, but I would expect that it wouldn't do this in interactive mode
> until one told it to start the installation.

Anything that's in the kickstart file gets done without interaction.
You can leave parts of the kickstart file out, and it'll prompt you
for these things once it gets to this stage. If you told the ks.cfg to
wipe the disk, it will happily do this without asking questions.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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