[CentOS] CentOS 7 kickstart question

Thu Aug 4 15:32:56 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

Dear Experts,

Could somebody point to kicstart HOWTO specific for CentOS 7?

On CentOS 7 I somehow am always given human intervention questions about
drive which defeats unattended ks install.

<rant ??>
I'm doing kickstart installations for quite some time, normally I was just
installing system when new release comes, and am basing kickstart file on
anaconda-ks.cfg - with some adoptions from my kickstart configuration for
previous system release. Never had a need to re-learn a set of trivial
things I use (as far back as I remember: CentOS 6, 5, ... Fedora 5, RH 9,
8, 7...). Now it turns out to be time to re-learn the thing. At least one
snag I hit consistently with CentOS 7 kickstart is: it drops me into human
decision as far as wiping hard drive and creating custom (or default
probably as well) partitioning scheme is concerned. Most likely it is me
who needs to learn new trick (like "tricking smart macintosh into actually
doing what you want done") as it looks like safety defeats my unattended
kickstart installation (like on Windows: "Do you really - really want to
do this?")
</rant> - if that was rant that is...

Thanks a lot for your advises!


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247