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Old 10-23-2009
RHEL Kickstart

Hi,

I am trying to install RHEL5.3 using kickstart method. Copied the rhel.iso file from DVD to http location. ks.cfg and rhel.iso files are available on a WINDOWS2008 Server (via HTTP). In ks.cfg file, provided the media path as url --url=http://xx.xx.xx.xx/RHEL53. System understanding the ks.cfg file but while installing the OS I am getting an error something like "dvd+rw-tools-7.0-1.el5.rpm is missing or media corrupted."

Tried expanding(unzipping) the rhel.iso file at same http location on WINDOWS2008 Server but still I am getting the same kind of error msg.

Tested the media (DVD/CD) by changing the ks.cfg file media path as cdrom and the installation is working fine.

How to get the right media on windows2008? Is there any method to copy the RHEL DVD files to a windows server? Is it OK to use the windows machine for the Linux media repository for kickstart installations?

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 10-23-2009
I wonder if this is a timeout issue or such. Is the Windows box on the same network segment?
# 3  
Old 10-23-2009
Yes. It is in the same segment. Otherwise the system will not even accept the ks.cfg file. As I mentioned, I am getting the error while starting the installation of packages...

After I got this issue,I have tested installing with the same CD and it is working fine. I am not sure what is the issue in copying the CD to a Windows directory (i.e. http location).

The exact errorscreenshot is attached. Please check and help me.
RHEL Kickstart-kickstart-iso-issuejpg
# 4  
Old 10-23-2009
what happens if you leave the ISO intact instead of extracted? You realize you don't have to unpack the ISO, right?

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