I want to setup some brand new servers with RHEL 6.4. Servers do not have DVD, so, I have to use USB for the installation.
I already have a custom ISO with a kickstart file that I use on servers with DVD flawlessly. I used iso2usb to move the ISO t? my USB.
When I boot from the USB, the ks file is found, anaconda starts, but then stops with the following error:
"The installation source given by device ['sda1'] could not be found. Please check your parameters and try again"
The USB IS the sda.
My custom ISO file is renamed to linux.iso from iso2usb and it is present in the root directory of the USB.
Kickstart file has the following entry:
harddrive --partition=sda1 --dir=/
Please help me to automate the installation with kickstart.
This the anaconda.log file:
09:01:57,029 INFO : no /etc/zfcp.conf; not configuring zfcp
09:01:57,259 INFO : created new libuser.conf at /tmp/libuser.4rAbps with instPath="/mnt/sysimage"
09:01:57,259 INFO : anaconda called with cmdline = ['/usr/bin/anaconda', '--stage2', 'hd:sda1:///images/install.img', '--dlabel', '--kickstart', '/tmp/ks.cfg', '--graphical', '--selinux', '--lang', 'en_US.UTF-8', '--keymap', 'us', '--repo', 'hd:sda1:/']
09:01:57,260 INFO : Display mode = g
09:01:57,260 INFO : Default encoding = utf-8
09:01:59,444 DEBUG : X server has signalled a successful start.
09:01:59,446 INFO : Starting window manager, pid 1345.
09:01:59,537 INFO : Starting graphical installation.
09:01:59,741 INFO : Detected 7968M of memory
09:01:59,741 INFO : Swap attempt of 7968M
09:02:00,840 INFO : ISCSID is /usr/sbin/iscsid
09:02:00,840 INFO : no initiator set
This is the part of anaconda log that indicates that it found the USB etc:
09:01:47,918 INFO : starting STEP_STAGE2
09:01:47,918 INFO : partition is sda1, dir is //images/install.img
09:01:47,918 INFO : mounting device sda1 for hard drive install
09:01:48,005 INFO : Path to stage2 image is /mnt/isodir///images/install.img
09:01:54,214 INFO : mounted loopback device /mnt/runtime on /dev/loop0 as /tmp/install.img
09:01:54,214 INFO : Looking for updates for HD in /mnt/isodir///images/updates.img
09:01:54,214 INFO : Looking for product for HD in /mnt/isodir///images/product.img
09:01:54,227 INFO : got stage2 at url hd:sda1:///images/install.img
09:01:54,254 INFO : Loading SELinux policy
09:01:54,700 INFO : getting ready to spawn shell now
09:01:54,975 INFO : Running anaconda script /usr/bin/anaconda
09:01:56,882 INFO : _Fedora is the highest priority installclass, using it
09:01:56,921 INFO : Running kickstart %%pre script(s)
09:01:56,922 WARNING : '/bin/sh' specified as full path
09:01:56,926 INFO : All kickstart %%pre script(s) have been run