"Install exited abnormally" on kickstart install

Rodolfo J. Paiz rpaiz at simpaticus.com
Sun Jan 9 20:40:38 UTC 2005


I'm testing a kickstart file [1] for my "Bare-Bones Server HOWTO" [2],
trying to save the reader some time by automating the package selection
and removal described in the HOWTO.

[1] http://www.simpaticus.com/linux/barebones.ks
[2] http://www.simpaticus.com/linux/barebones-server-howto.php

<shameless plug>For those who don't know, the "Bare-Bones Server HOWTO"
shows the user how to install a server on Fedora Core 3, starting from a
minimal install, then trimming the fat to a really small install, then
proceeding to lock down the box using reasonable security measures. The
idea is that a user can follow this HOWTO, and then add whatever
services he/she actually desires to provide knowing that it's built on
solid ground.

Any comments, critiques, and feedback on the HOWTO is welcome.</plug>

That being said, this is my first attempt ever at kickstart and the
install is bombing on me: I'm getting "install exited abnormally" every
single time. However, since this is the first time I install on this
hardware, I cannot be sure whether the problem is in the hardware, the
FTP tree from which I am installing, or the kickstart config.

Can anyone take a look at the kickstart file and see if I've messed up?
Better yet, perhaps run an install using it? I'd appreciate any

Rodolfo J. Paiz <rpaiz at simpaticus.com>

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