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I'm trying to create a bootable DVD with RHEL4u5 and my kickstart script to perform an unattended install. My image boots and sees the ks.cfg file just fine. However, it ...
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    Kickstart - CD not found


    I'm trying to create a bootable DVD with RHEL4u5 and my kickstart script to perform an unattended install.

    My image boots and sees the ks.cfg file just fine. However, it quickly says:

    The Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD and press OK to retry.

    Googling gives me a bunch of responses that say "You didn't copy the .discinfo file". But I did! And it's contents are identical to a working image:

    1177148299.639333
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    i386
    1,2,3,4,5
    RedHat/base
    RedHat/RPMS
    RedHat/pixmaps


    So... what else could be stopping this from working?

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    Switching to vt3 shows:

    * starting to STEP_URL
    * trying to mount CD device hdc
    * trying to mount CD device hdc


    vt4 shows:

    <7>libata version 2.00 loaded.
    <3>FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
    <6>VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev hdc.
    <4>VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev hdc.

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    Anyone? I'm really stuck here.

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    For the archives...

    The solution was in the way my ISO was being built.

    Creating a custom Red Hat installation DVD has the answer:

    $ mkisofs -r -T -J -V "Name of CD" -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o ../test.iso .

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    It was really helpfull, I got the same problem you faced while installing customized Fedora 9 .
    Thanks buddy. Thanks a lot.

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