[CentOS] How to avoid "firstboot" in CentOS 7 kickstart

Tue Jan 10 22:02:21 UTC 2017
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

Dear Experts,

Sorry about taking shortcut and asking everybody...

My question is: how do you avoid "firstboot" screen in latest CentOS 7.3

I have installed about a dozen of CentOS 7 (none of which was 7.3) with
that kickstart file. None of them ever went to firstboot screen on first
boot. Now after kickstart installation of CentOS 7.3 it goes into
firstboot screen showing two configuration options:

1. [x] License information
(license accepted)

2. [ ] User creation
(no user will be created

Please, make your choice from the above { quit, continue or refresh }

Here are relevant lines from my kickstart that I assume should have taken
care of everything (in the order of their appearance, I dropped irrelevant

firstboot --disable
eula --agreed

(I always were creating one regular user in a post install section, which
I do have in this KS file, and that user is successfully created)

Thanks for all your help!


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