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RHEL kickstart configuration tips

If you don’t want to answer what interface to choose when using kickstart, follow the instructions below for setting “ksdevice” from the kernel command line.

When your system has more than one network interface anaconda asks you which one you’d like to use for the kickstart process. This decision can be made at boot time by adding the ksdevice paramter and setting it accordingly. To run kickstart via eth0 simply add ksdevice=eth0 to the kernel command line.

A second method is using ksdevice=link. In this case anaconda will use the first interface it finds that has a active link.

At startup:
linux ks=http://172.x.x.x/RHEL58_.ks ksdevice=eth0

Here’s the contents of a sample RHEL 5.8 anaconda.ks file:
key –skip
lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
## Disable runlevel5, will default to runlevel 3
#xconfig –startxonboot
network –device eth0 –bootproto static –ip 172.x.x.x –netmask –gateway 172.x.x.x –nameserver 172.x.x.x,172.x.x.x –hostname
#network –device eth1 –onboot no –bootproto dhcp –hostname paapp01
#network –device eth2 –onboot no –bootproto dhcp –hostname paapp01
#network –device eth3 –onboot no –bootproto dhcp –hostname paapp01
url –url
rootpw –iscrypted $1$HJBtqVKX$Fvyap22kX6ziBYkLxvlU.
firewall –disabled
authconfig –enableshadow –enablemd5
selinux –disabled
timezone –utc Atlantic/Reykjavik
bootloader –location=mbr –driveorder=sda –append=”rhgb quiet”
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
clearpart –all –drives=sda
part /boot –fstype ext3 –size=100 –ondisk=sda
part pv.6 –size=1 –grow –ondisk=sda
volgroup VolGroup00 –pesize=32768 pv.6
logvol / –fstype ext3 –name=LogVol00 –vgname=VolGroup00 –size=1024 –grow –size=100
logvol swap –fstype swap –name=LogVol01 –vgname=VolGroup00 –size=1000 –grow –maxsize=34144


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