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Re: Pre-install user input confirmation



In your kickstart file, you can put some shell commands into a %pre
section that prompt the user.  We use something like this:

#
# Pre-installation section
#
%pre
#!/bin/sh
exec < /dev/tty3 > /dev/tty3 2>&1
chvt 3
install="no"
while [ "$install" != "yes" ]; do
   clear
   echo
   echo '********************************************************************************'
   echo '*                                 W A R N I N G                                *'
   echo '*                                                                              *'
   echo '*  You are starting the xxxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx Software installation      *'
   echo '*  process. This process will install a completely new operating system and    *'
   echo '*  software. Any software previously on this system will be irrevocably lost.  *'
   echo '*                                                                              *'
   echo '*  Do you wish to continue?  (Type the entire word "yes" to proceed.)          *'
   echo '*                                                                              *'
   echo '********************************************************************************'
   echo
   read -p "Proceed with install? " install
done
clear
chvt 1
#%end

The chvt commands are needed to make the warning appear on the correct vt on the console.  HTH.

Peter

On Thu, 2010-02-25 at 09:03 -0600, Andre Courchesne wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
>   I got a kickstart automated installation working great, but since this install wipes the entire HDD, for precaution, I would like to add a pre-install user input confirmation screen. How can I do that?
> 
>   Thanks,
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