RHEL6 kickstart installation question

Posted on 2010-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have installed RHEL6 using CDROM and works fine, now I wanted to test kickstart, when I boot with cdrom, there is no option to go for kickstart, previous version askmethod option. Am I missing some thing here?
Question by:mokkan
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jools earned 500 total points
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is there a network boot iso image on the CD?

at the boot prompt you can specify the kickstart options with ks=

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Image from the CD, but getting the boot prompt, it is going to GUI interface directly to install, in the GUI there is no option to go to boot prompt.
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jools earned 500 total points
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where is your kickstart file??

you need to specify the location at the boot: prompt, like;
   boot: linux ks=ks.cfg

Have a look at the kickstart notes in the installation guide here;

section 18.3.5 I think!
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Yes, I know how to do that, but I'm not getting the prompt
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jools earned 500 total points
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Sorry, I thought you said getting the boot prompt...

So you boot from the netboot.iso file burned onto a CD and you don't get a boot prompt? what do you get just before it loads the kernel?

you may have to press tab or something. alas I've not had time to see RHEL6 myself yet.

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When I press esc button it is getting to prompt. Thank you for the help.

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