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Re: Kickstart config automation



You could go the CGI route, or you could install the make_bootdisk CGI
script we use internally for end users to install Linux themselves.

http://kickstart-tools.sf.net or
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=34678

You only need the kickstart-tools RPM.  The other RPMs are CPAN modules
for Red Hat 7.3 I had to put together to get RH 9's "getfullcomps.py"
working on 7.3.

/Brian/

On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 15:37, Nick White wrote:
> I have a variety of user types, hardware types, and RedHat
> distributions that I'm responsible for and I need to add some more
> automation into my Kickstarts to make them "smarter" and to perhaps
> enable users to load there own machines.  I currently point to one of
> several kickstart configuration files on an NFS server, but
> maintaining many kickstart files is getting troublesome.
> 
>  
> 
> For example, if I need to start including a new package in new
> installs, I have to edit all of the kickstart files and add the
> package to the %package section.  I tried using an %include statement
> and point to files that contained my base package lists, but I didn't
> get it right.  Anaconda couldn't see the files I was referencing.  I
> tried mounting the remote filesystems in the %pre section, but it
> still didn't see them.  Anyway, that's just a example of how stupidly
> I'm doing things now.
> 
>  
> 
> I was intrigued by the idea that was brought up recently about using a
> CGI script to determine options.  How would you run the CGI?  Would
> you just do an HTTP GET from the %pre section and put the output in
> /tmp, then %include it?  How would you pass parameters to the CGI
> (could you pass them in at the "boot" prompt)?
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Nick
> 
>  
> 
> _________________________________
> 
> Nick White
> 
> Systems Engineer
> 
> Landmark Graphics Corp.
> 
>  
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