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migrating custom kickstart files

Link to this post 05 Aug 10

I have been using F12 i686 and the kickstart files in the /usr/share/spins-kickstarts directory to create customized kickstart files for creating liveUSB images.

Now I want to create live images for F12 x86_64.

It seems to me that I should be able to copy my customized kickstart files from F12 i686 to F12 x86_64 and use them instead of having to create them again in x86_64

Is this correct or am I setting myself up for some issues?

Link to this post 05 Aug 10

I don't see anything arch specific in the kickstart setup. The option to point to repos would probably rely on the variables like release $releasever and $basearch, so if your using that option I would just check to see if they are set correctly.
This is coming from someone who has just read up on kickstart, but who has never used it, so, just far warning.

This link may be helpful:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart

Link to this post 06 Aug 10

Goineasy9 wrote:

I don't see anything arch specific in the kickstart setup. The option to point to repos would probably rely on the variables like release $releasever and $basearch, so if your using that option I would just check to see if they are set correctly.
This is coming from someone who has just read up on kickstart, but who has never used it, so, just far warning.

This link may be helpful:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart


Yes, it appeared to me that the section on repos was the same in the kickstart files and dependent on the values of the variables.

However I was not able to figure out when/how the variables are set. So I created a "test" image using the desktop kickstart (unmodified) and monitored the output which looks something like

Retrieving http://linux.mirrors.es.net/fedora/releases/.......

And this shows the correct values for the variables. So i will copy my custom kickstart files over and give it a shot.I will also review the link you provided as it looks informative

Thanks for the reply

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