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dcz01
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Kickstart Failure

Post by dcz01 » 2020/01/08 11:02:22

Hello together,

we got an big problem to install our new servers with the new CentOS 8 because of an problem with Anaconda and Kickstart installation.
The only error message i get is those:

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ERR anaconda.stdout: Kickstart file /run/install/ks.cfg is missing
I tested all, if i got network connectivity, which is given and then also if the kickstart file is readable with curl, also given.
I used the CentOS-8-x86_64-1905-boot.iso.

What cloud be this problem?
Is it an problem/error in the installation media?

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Re: Kickstart Failure

Post by TrevorH » 2020/01/08 18:41:06

What are you passing to the installer to make it do this? The full kernel command line...
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Re: Kickstart Failure

Post by dcz01 » 2020/01/09 09:02:15

I'm starting the kickstart installation like described in the Red Hat documentation of RHEL8:

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initrd=initrd.img inst.ks=http://servername/export/CentOS/install/tsmmirror-centos8.cfg
https://access.redhat.com/documentation ... tallations

Or am i doing anything wrong?

I pressed the Tab key and added the custom boot option to the command line.

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Re: Kickstart Failure

Post by TrevorH » 2020/01/09 18:43:14

You are not supplying any network info but then you try to retrieve the ks via the network. If there is more than one network card in the machine then you probably need to use ksdevice=$interface to tell it which one to use and if it needs to use something other than DHCP then you need to tell it how. I am pretty sure you also need to pass ip=dhcp at minimum to enable DHCP.
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Re: Kickstart Failure

Post by dcz01 » 2020/01/10 07:52:08

Well i got network cennectivity in the installation environment, thats why i could test the connectivity to the http server with curl from the command line in the installation environment.
I have an ip adress and all, but should i also try your options within booting?

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Re: Kickstart Failure

Post by dcz01 » 2020/01/13 15:17:37

I tried it now with your boot parameters but then i run into an other error:

This is the rdsosreport file: https://workupload.com/file/yu2yzpVL

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Re: Kickstart Failure

Post by dcz01 » 2020/01/24 15:14:49

Now i found the failure myself.
It was because of some "ü" in the kickstart file itself.
Deleting or changing them solved the problem and the installation worked.

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