This test will verify that anaconda mounts and uses a ks.cfg located on a local block device.
How to test
- Prepare a valid kickstart file. For help creating a kickstart file, examine the file
/root/anaconda-ks.cfgon a previously installed system. This file contains the kickstart instructions used to install that system. For additional guidance on kickstart syntax, see Anaconda/Kickstart.
- Copy the kickstart file to block device for use with this test (e.g. a USB key). For example, you may choose to copy the kickstart file to the
/bootdirectory which typically resides on the first partition of a disk.
- Boot the system from the network install or DVD medium for the release under test and append the following to the boot prompt:
inst.ks=hd:device:path/ks.cfg. For example, to load a kickstart file called
ks.cfgfrom the first partition on drive sda, append:
- The system should boot from the chosen method and pause at the boot prompt
- The entry of
inst.ks=hd:device:path/ks.cfgshould be accepted without error
ks.cfgfile should be read from the specified device/path
- The installer should honor the kickstart commands provided in the
- If sufficient commands are provided to fully automate an installation, the installer must not prompt for user input.