Each time I go to deploy a new release of Centos or Fedora I encounter a new “feature” or “change” that breaks configurations that previously worked. I recently encountered several problems upgrading several hosts to FEDORA 16, and this afternooon I encountered another issue while attempting to upgrade several Centos 5 servers to Centos 6. […]
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I went to upgrade a few of my lab machines to Fedora 16 today and encountered a number of issues. The first issue I encountered was related to missing “%end” tags in my kickstart configuration file. The specific error was “Section does not end with %end”: It appears Fedora now requires the %packages and %post […]
By default, Fedora core 10 will install in graphical mode. This is not ideal for the vast majority of my hosts, since they run inside a VMWare virtual machine. To get Fedora Core 10 to install in text mode, you can hit the <tab> key at the install screen and add the keyword “text” to […]
Kickstart is a super useful techology for performing Linux installations. Typically when you type linux ks=XXX from the boot menu: boot: linux ks=floppy:/ks.cfg The host will use DHCP to acquire an IP address. If a DHCP server isn’t available on the network you want to perform the kickstart on, you can forego DHCP and assign […]