[et-mgmt-tools] kernel_options in /var/lib/cobbler/settings

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Wed May 2 16:11:10 UTC 2007

Marc Mondragon wrote:
> I know this area of cobbler has changed a bit and I'm trying to figure the best way to do the following:
> 1. Add serial console settings to this file in order to have them appended properly to the tftp boot files.
> 2. Have the serial console setting only apply to server installations, not workstation installations?
(1)  To do this across the board, you just edit 
/var/lib/cobbler/settings ... though it sounds like you have something 
better in mind by (2).

(2)   To do this to just some machines, it looks something like this...

When adding a cobbler profile, do something like this:

        cobbler profile add --name=serverprofilename --distro=distroname 

And for the workstation profile, don't add the same "--kopts"...

        cobbler profile add --name=workstationprofilename 

If you already have profiles you like defined, cobbler allows for 
editing now, so you can tweak an existing profile to add the serial 
console magic...

        cobbler profile edit --name=serverprofilename 

So, any time you provision based on the "serverprofilename" profile, 
you'll get the serial console, and in other cases, you won't...

Hope that helps...


> Marc Mondragon
> Fox River Financial Resources/Ritchie Capital Investments, Ltd.
> 2100 Enterprise Avenue
> Geneva, IL  60134
> marcmo at foxriver.com
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