"Install exited abnormally" on kickstart install

Tony Dietrich td at transoft.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 10 08:27:43 UTC 2005

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The best way to get a working kickstart is to do the install manually first, 
using whatever install method (HTTP/FTP/NFS) you want to have available in 
the production system.

Anaconda writes the resulting ks file to /root/anaconda after the install.

Then use this as the basis for your kickstart file.


On Sunday 09 Jan 2005 20:40, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> Hey...
> 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
> comments.
> --
> Rodolfo J. Paiz <rpaiz at simpaticus.com>

Tony Dietrich
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