[CentOS] kickstart ks.cfg file on USB devices

Fri Apr 11 19:38:46 UTC 2008
Milton Calnek <milton at calnek.com>

Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2008, John wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 12:18 -0600, Milton Calnek wrote:
>>> findfs comes to mind.
>>> other than that...
>>> fdisk -l | grep 
>>> Bill Campbell wrote:
>>>> Is there an easy way to specify the proper device location for
>>>> the kickstart configuration file if it is on a USB flash or USB
>>>> floppy drive?  Depending on the hard disk configuration they
>>>> might by /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc.
>>>> On SuSE'autoyast instalattions, the system searches all available
>>>> devices for an ``info'' configuration file.  Does CentOS 5.x do
>>>> something similar to find a ``ks.cfg'' file?
>> "ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg" Specify it at the command prompt at boot time. You
>> may have to substitute the drive you have your Kick Start file in.....
> That's a no brainer, but when I'm testing various ks.cfg files,
> it's far quicker to be able to edit a file on a USB device than
> to burn a new CD.
> Bill

Of course you have have to be using the network in order to do this...
It works well for me as I install via the http anyway.

Milton Calnek BSc, A/Slt(Ret.)
milton at calnek.com

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