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Obtaining files in %post when there is no network connection



Hi all,

I am working on the %post section of my ks.cfg file.  I don't have a
network connection so I need to find some way to obtain tar.gz files during
the %post.   My thought was to have the user insert a floppy containing
tar.gz files.     Here is what I would like to do:

1)  tell the user to take out the kickstart floppy and insert a 2nd floppy
containing python tar.gz files and prompt for user input with something
like the following:

until [ $number -eq 1 -o $number -eq 2 ]; do
   echo "Please take out the kickstart floppy"
   echo "Insert python disk then make a choice from below and hit return"
   echo "     1)  Install Python files"
   echo "     2)  Exit"
   read -e numberdone
done

When I try to echo a message to the screen during the %post section, it
just locks up.  I haven't found documentation
anywhere where someone has done this so I don't even know if it is
possible.  Is it?  Do you have any suggestions on a better way to obtain
files during the %post when I don't have a network connection?   Also, if I
would have a user take the kickstart floppy out during the post install and
insert a second floppy to copy files from, does the kickstart floppy need
to go back in in order to finish  up the %post stuff?

Any help would be appreciated!





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