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I hate redhat.

I hate redhat.

November 12, 2010 4:23 pm0 comments

I have spent the last few days fighting with kickstart on RHEL 5.5.  Enabling logging, debug, –nochroot, everything, you know what the issue behind my failure to get anything accomplished, in the end?

Carriage returns.

I’ve been creating the .iso on Windows, and the kickstart file in notepad++, and finally twigged to the fact that it was creating paths with ^M at the end.

Ranting and raving later (Why *shouldn’t* I be doing linux sysadmin stuff on Windows?  Really?), dos2unix, and it EFFING WORKS.

It’s amazing, the floodgates that open upon that realization.

I don’t know if it’s the .iso on USB, mounted through Dell’s iDrac6 and booted as a virtual DVD, that had anything to do with it, but I’m guessing it’s cross-platform.

I can now add all the needed files to an .iso on my windows box (thank you MagicISO – I actually paid for this software, it was so handy), drop it onto a USB stick, and either plug it in or just mount it via the Drac if it’s on the network, and have a system go from bare, to ready, in an hour.

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