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I've used Kickstart with FC6 with no problems. However when I try to use it with Fedora 7, I get an error. - I boot to the Fedora 7 DVD ...
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    Kickstart problem - can't find .../images/stage2.img


    I've used Kickstart with FC6 with no problems. However when I try to use it with Fedora 7, I get an error.
    - I boot to the Fedora 7 DVD or boot.iso
    - At the Anaconda command prompt I type in "linux ks=http://myserver/Fedora8/myksfile.cfg"
    - Anaconda _is_ able to find the kickstart .cfg file, because it knows the install location to use (next)
    - In the kickstart config file (complete file below) I have "url --url=http://myserver/Fedora7"
    - I get an error message saying "Unable to retrieve http://myserver/Fedora7/images/stage2.img"


    I get the same message when I use a well-known (and verified to be working) public mirror of Fedora 7 rather than http://myserver/Fedora7.

    I am not mis-specifying the install URL...the same web site works fine when installing FC6 with kickstart, and the same exact URL works fine installing Fedora 7 without kickstart (just doing an HTTP install not driven by kickstart). Furthermore, when this error happens the logs on my web server show the kickstart file itself being successfully retrieved but nothing else. So, Anaconda/kickstart is not even sending an HTTP GET for .../images/stage2.img.


    Any ideas on the problem or how to further troubleshoot it? I know there is a "logging" directive in kickstart but they problem is accessing the network, so log messages aren't sent to another server's syslogd!

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Oops, here's the kickstart.cfg file I'm using

    install
    #url --url=http://myserver/Fedora7
    url --url=http://mirrors.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/linux/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os/
    lang en_US.UTF-8
    keyboard us
    graphical
    xconfig --driver "nv" --resolution 1280x1024 --depth 24 --startxonboot
    network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp
    #network --bootproto=static --ip=10.9.11.15 --netmask=255.255.255.0 --gateway=10.9.11.1 --nameserver=10.8.248.7\
    logging --host=10.9.11.137
    rootpw --iscrypted <Snipped>
    firewall --disabled
    authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
    selinux --disabled
    timezone --utc America/New_York
    bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda --append="rhgb quiet"
    reboot

    clearpart --all --drives=sda
    part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=500 --ondisk=sda
    part / --fstype ext3 --size=70000
    part swap --size=100 --grow

    %packages
    <Snipped>

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