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Kickstart Post Installation Steps in ks.cfg

Installing linux with kickstart server, post installation script can be used in order to make specific changes or install additional softwares.This can be done by adding commands after %post section in ks.cfg file.


#platform=x86, AMD64, or Intel EM64T
# System authorization information
auth  -useshadow  -enablemd5
# System bootloader configuration
bootloader -location=mbr
# Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr
# Partition clearing information
clearpart -all -initlabel
# Use graphical install
graphical
# Firewall configuration
firewall -disabled
# Run the Setup Agent on first boot
firstboot -disable
# System keyboard
keyboard trq
# System language
lang en_US
# Installation logging level
logging -level=info
# Use network installation
url -url=ftp://<kickstart-server-ip>/pub/RH5-64
# Network information
network -bootproto=static -device=eth0 -gateway=<gateway-ip> -ip=<host-server-ip> -nameserver=<dns-server-ip> -netmask=<netmask> -onboot=on -hostname <hostname>
# Reboot after installation
reboot
#Root password
rootpw -iscrypted cwooefjw93>>1$£#gfhlffghk//54sd4
# SELinux configuration
selinux -disabled
# System timezone
timezone -isUtc Europe/Istanbul
# Install OS instead of upgrade
install
# X Window System configuration information
xconfig  -defaultdesktop=GNOME –depth=8 -resolution=1024×768
%packages
@base
@development-libs
@legacy-software-development
@text-internet
@editors
@legacy-software-support
@mysql

%post
sed -i 's/id:5:initdefault:/id:3:initdefault:/' /etc/inittab
chkconfig sendmail off
chkconfig cups off
cd /root
wget –mirror -nH –cut-dirs=1 ftp:// <kickstart-server-ip>/pub/jboss-installation
chmod 755 /root/jboss-installation/jboss-inst.sh
/root/jboss-installation/jboss-inst.sh
cat >> /etc/profile <<EOF
alias dp='cd /opt/jboss/jboss/server/default/deploy'
alias serverxml='vi /home/jboss//server/default/deploy/jboss-web.deployer/server.xml'
alias jlog='tail -f /opt/jboss/jboss/server/default/log/server.log'
EOF
reboot

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