Mostly good news. Kickstart (both ks=cdrom and ks=floppy) is working
better for me under FC2t3 than it was under FC2t2!
Flaw 1: (major) though kickstart is still not quite working for me, I'm
getting much farther than under t1 and t2 and I'm getting consistent
behavior on several different platforms. In t1 and t2 I was being asked
to load additional drivers by kickstart even though an interactive
install using the same CD sailed right through. Under t3 I'm sailing
right past that point and getting through most of the install.
However, the install eventually dies with an "error installing
at-3.1.8-52" dialog box. This happens consistently on different
architectures and with different install CDs. The at rpm installs
cleanly in an interactive install using the same install CDs.
Flaw 2: (minor) The automatically built /root/anaconda-ks.cfg file is
close but not quite there. It listed the following clearpart and part
#part / --fstype ext3 --onpart hda5
#part swap --noformat --onpart hda6
#part /sandbox --fstype ext3 --onpart hda7
Simply uncommenting these lines causes the install to fail with a
"requested partition does not exist ... hda5" error. However, using the
clearpart --all --initlabel
part / --fstype ext3 --size 4096
part /sandbox --fstype ext3 --size 1 --grow
part swap --size 1024
everything partitions cleanly.
As an aside, FC2t3 is installing cleanly (without kickstart) on the HP
Proliant platform -- under t1 and t2 I was getting the dreaded "loading
cciss drivers" hang. With kickstart it is at least giving me consistent
behavior with my other platforms.