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Re: Neccessary metadata for NFS kickstart of base+updates(+extras)?



> >>>>> "JC" == Joe Christy <joe eshu net> writes:
> 
> JC> [...] I haven't found corresponding documentation for an NFS based
> JC> kickstart.
> 
> Lots of info should be in the archive of this list.
> 
> JC> If I'm _not_ using iso's, just a Fedora/{base,RPMS} tree with
> JC> latest update rpms, what meta-data do I need to generate so that I
> JC> can do a kickstart install? Is hdlist still necessary, since there
> JC> are, strictly speaking no install discs?
> 
> You need hdlist.  You may also need to run pkgorder.  I use this tool
> to keep things updated: http://www.math.uh.edu/~tibbs/do_update
> 
> You just feed it the locations of your install tree and your updates
> mirror and it will apply the updates and do the other bits necessary
> to make an installable tree.
> 
> JC> ... and what If I want to supplement my install with some rpms
> JC> from Extras? Do I need only add the packages into comps.xml and
> JC> proceed as before?
> 
> You could copy them into the tree, edit comps if you want, and do the
> genhdlist/pkgorder thing (or run the above tool with "--genhdlist").
> 
> I prefer to keep the base install as pristine as possible and install
> as much as possible via yum either in %post or after the system boots.
> This makes moving between major OS versions a bit simpler.
> 
The script that Jason mentions has been added to this page of the Fedora Wiki
(with a few minor tweaks):

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AnacondaGenHdList

Klaus


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