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Re: Multiple ks.cfg's on a single boot media?

On 9/30/05, Daniel Segall <dan half-asleep com> wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> I am experimenting with moving my pxe based kickstart system to a bootable
> media/network install. Currently I have my kickstart server on a private
> network, with everything centrally located on that server. I then connect
> servers to that network and boot them into pxe, where my menu of images
> will pop up. This works great, but it's a pain in the ass because I have
> to physically connect all of the systems to my network in order to kick
> them.
> What I would like to do is setup a cd containing all of my boot images,
> kickstart configs, post install scripts, etc. Then just do http installs
> over the public network. I know how to create the boot iso with
> everything, but i'm not sure how to specify the individual ks.cfg's for
> each image in the isolinux.cfg. With a single config, I could just use
> ks=cdrom. Is it possible to use a path with this?

It is possible. I update the isolinux.cfg file to append extra stanzas
for each ks.cfg on the CD. Something like:

label webserver
  kernel vmlinuz
  append initrd=initrd.img ks=cdrom:/webserver.ks.cfg
label database
  kernel vmlinuz
  append initrd=initrd.img ks=cdrom:/database.ks.cfg

At the boot prompt the user just types in 'database' or 'webserver' to
get the correct config. they type nothing if they want an interactive

Robert Wehner
rwehner gmail com

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