PXE and Kickstart: repos

My last PXE boot attempt got into the Kickstart stage and then failed due to the repo set up. The VM SCreen looked like this.

I made the following changes to /var/www/html/kickstart/kickstart.conf

# Use graphical install
#repo --name="AppStream" --baseurl=file:///run/install/repo/AppStream
repo --name="ISO" --baseurl=

This let me skip the graphical install and also set up the repo to be the one from the mounted ISO. I restarted the VM and it seems to have worked. As of now, the install is progressing.

1 thought on “PXE and Kickstart: repos

  1. FWIW, the line you commented out is only appropriate if your install medium contains packages (so, usually only appropriate for DVD installs). /run/install/repo is where anaconda/dracut will mount a repo found on the install medium if there is one. So yes, usually when PXE booting, you need to use some kind of network repo instead 🙂

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