kickstart virtual terminal switching during %pre section

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kickstart virtual terminal switching during %pre section

Post by l2g » 2016/10/11 20:49:38

In earlier versions of CentOS, you could have an interactive kickstart installation by just changing the virtual terminal using chvt; eg:

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%pre
# Change Virtual Terminal so we can get some input from the user
chvt 3
exec </dev/tty3 >/dev/tty3 2>/dev/tty3

(
echo "PRE INSTALL START: $(date)"

# write all your stuff here that requires input from stdin by the user

echo "PRE INSTALL FINISH: $(date)"
) 2>&1 | /usr/bin/tee /tmp/pre.install.log

# when you're done... easy-peasy
# Change Virtual Terminal back to GUI
chvt 6
%end
This works beautifully in 6.x. With some slight tweaks, but otherwise works fantastic in CentOS 5.x too!

Just curious how you can accomplish this in CentOS 7 because the above does not work at all? :(

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