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Re: Anaconda (kickstart handling) idea.



On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 14:13, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 10:42:49AM +0900, Naoki wrote:
> >    I've got one idea and one problem, first the idea is I want pass 
> > something like this upon booting from CD :
> > "linux ks=http://website/";
> > And then I want anaconda to show me the directory listing and let me 
> > select a kickstart file.
> > The problem I have is I don't know python. I'm looking inside stage 2 
> > and I'm taking a gander at "usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py" but I think 
> > I'm in the wrong place. 
> 
> Lucky you -- this functionality should take place in the first-stage
> installer, which is written in plain C -- no python knowledge needed. Look
> in the "loader2" subdirectory. 
> 
> There's also a mailing list for anaconda development specifically -- you
> might want to join that.

Mind you that the whole idea of kickstart is to be non-interactive when
done correctly, and your idea blows that to smithereens. I think you
could better use DNS to select the best ks.cfg, see man dhcpd.conf,
although that would be less flexible.

-- 
Chris Kloiber




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