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Re: kickstart and local USB device



Hi Phil,

I've got more or less the same problem... The USB-stick is a bit too
slow. The kickstart-file is searched on the device, but the device is
not there (yet).

Please see my patch at
<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=212146>.

Cheers,
Niels

On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 16:45 -0700, Phil Meyer wrote:
> It is soooo close!
> 
> 
> fdisk an appropriately sized thumb drive:
> make partition 4 first as 13MB and bootable
> make partition 1 as remainder and mkfs as vfat
> 
> Copy the iso(s) to partition 1 of the thumb drive.
> I used pungi to build mine, but as long as the kernel in diskboot.img 
> supports usb-storage this method should work.
> 
> dd diskboot.img to partition 4 of the thumb drive (makes it look like a 
> bootable zip drive)
> 
> copy my custom kickstart to partition 1
> example:
> cp hammond.ks /media/disk
> 
> unmount /media/disk
> 
> I do this by simply right clicking the icon on my desktop and selecting 
> unmount.
> 
> boot from the thumb drive on test system
> 
> boot: linux text ks=hd:sda:/hammond.ks
> 
> <ALT>F3
> INFO: getFileFromBlockDevice(sda1, /hammond.ks)
> ERROR: failed to mount /dev/sda1: No such device or address
> 
> However,:
> 
> <ALT>F4
> <6> sda: sda1 sda4
> <5>sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
> <7>usb-storage: device scan complete
> 
> Is this a timing issue?  Any work-around?
> 
> If I get the kickstart from an http server all is well with the 
> kickstart file containing:
> 
> harddrive --partition=sda1 --dir=/
> 
> 
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