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Description of problem:
Using install from harddisk method.
Kickstart documentation suggests that OS source can be an extracted directory tree of the contents of the setup ISO files. When installing via kickstart, with source ISO files on hardisk, runs great! When installing via kickstart with extracted iso files on harddisk it fails.
Want to be able to maintain a (replicated) Linux source directory tree on our network for OS installation containing current RPMs. Need ISOs extracted to do this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Using a Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) initiated build
1.create 5GB fat32 partition (drive c:)
2.copy ISO files to c:\source
3.Copy ks.cfg, vmlinuz and initrd.img to c:\source\boot
5.reboot into linux
6.kickstart runs fine.
Do the same as above using extracted files in C:\source and kickstart fails, prompts for path to install media.
Kickstart file contains: harddrive --dir=/source --partition=/dev/hda1
Grub menu.lst file contains:
kernel /source/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=8192 method=hd://hda1/source/ ks=hd:hda1:/source/ks.cfg
Kickstarts prompts for path to images. Won't accept patch to extracted source files.
Install using extracted source files (which would have current RPMs)
Means have to update RPMs after OS is installed. This adds significant time to build process. Also means I have to store iso images AND RPMs on local network.
Using install from harddisk method because we're not permitted DHCP and PXE on server network. Pre-assigned static IPs only. Using WinPE to reuse inplace OS install mechanisum and software distribution solution.
Hard drive installs only support ISOs, not the exploded trees.