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Andrew medhurst1
Frequent Advisor

usb kickstart install

i am trying to install redhat as5.2 from dvd with kickstart on USB stick after some fun found right command to read USB.
the server then install ok but seems to be writing the MBR to the USB stick therefore does not boot after succesfull install and makes USB unusable and only 100MB.
is there something i need to be telling it at install or is there something i need to add into the Kickstart file to direct MBR placement.
second question how is the package identified to get the DNS name server added as part of kickstart.
Steven McCoy
Valued Contributor

Re: usb kickstart install

What does your bootloader line (in the kickstart config) look like?

Mine is:

bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=cciss/c0d0,cciss/c0d1,sda --append="rhgb quiet"

I think you can take out the 'sda' and be just fine, the above line was taken from an older config of mine.
Andrew medhurst1
Frequent Advisor

Re: usb kickstart install

already tried something similar and that is what is confusing me i cannot understand the behaviour, i have included the relevant section of the file.
anybody with any ideas, i am completly at a loss never seen this before.
server is a dl380 with 1 raid 1-0 group set-up so it only see's 1 disk plus USB when installed.

bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=cciss/c0d0


part / --fstype ext3 --size 20000 --asprimary
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=100 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0 --asprimary
part swap --size 8000
part /home --fstype ext3 --size 500
part /var --fstype ext3 --size 10000
part /tmp --fstype ext3 --size 1000
part /usr --fstype ext3 --size 10000
part /opt --fstype ext3 --size 10000
part /usr/local --fstype ext3 --size 2000

any ideas any one
Andrew medhurst1
Frequent Advisor

Re: usb kickstart install

thanks steven helped, i needed to state all disks and then it works fine it seems to ignore if you only state the disk you want the mbr on.
you have to state all the disks in the relevant order and then it works ok.