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Re: Using Installation Media during Install.



Connie Sieh wrote:
> 
> I use the "%post --nochroot" technique that Erik describes.  



I'm familar with that option - But, I already had all my scripts setup 
with the assumption of root - also if you use the --nochroot option then
other commands don't work right, like:

ckconfig 

Would operate on the installation OS not the target install.
There are many os config commands like this.

Also, I wanted to keep the Network installaion Kickstart scripts
as close as possible to the CDROM scripts. 


> The biggest
> problem that I have is to ensure that the cd with my stuff on it is in the
> drive.  I can actually check that it is correct.  The problem is when it
> is not correct.  So far I have fixed this with the hack of "forcing" the
> 2nd cdrom by putting a rpm that I know will be installed on the 2nd cdrom.
> What I am looking for is a "generic" way to check that the cd is right and
> if not ask the user to put in the requested cd .  Clearly the rpm code
> does this now, it is just that this code is quite specific to the rpm's
> being installed.  Has any one fixed this in a more generic manner.
> 
> Thanks
> 

If you use the procedure described by: 
http://www.linuxworks.com.au/redhat-installer-howto.html

Written by Tony Nugent. This process will place the RPMs in such a 
was as to always leave the final CD in the drive. 
(At least it always has for me.) 

in particular examine the mkinstaller.sh script. 
Good Luck


> -Connie Sieh
> Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
> 
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Erik Troan wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Ron Reeder wrote:
> >
> > > Warning: This is not strictly an Anaconada issue. It is an installation
> > >          configuration issue - So, I think it relates.
> > >
> > > I and many people here have attempted to use directories off the
> > > installation media  (i.e. CDROM) during the %post kickstart portion
> > > of the install.
> >
> > You're right, but you could use "%post --nochroot" to get a postinstall
> > script that's outside of the chroot.
> >
> > Erik
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