kickstart installation

Dave Walker DaveWalker at
Thu Nov 27 17:35:42 UTC 2008

Etienne Goyer wrote:
> Other stuff not supported by Ubuntu's implementation of Kickstart:
> - PAM/NSS configuration for network directory service (authconf stuff)
> - LILO bootloader configuration (but who would want that?)
> - Upgrade (not relevant in Ubuntu case; we upgrade in-place using apt)
> - Partitioning:
>   o Partitioning limited to a single disk
>   o Checking a disk for bad sectors
>   o RAID/LVM, as you explained
> - Driver disk support
> - No "device" command to specify additional kernel module
> - Installing from NFS or local hard disk
> - Package exclusion in the %packages section
> ... And a few other less relevant tidbits.
> Thanks to nijaba for the above info.
Interestingly, I recently had to use kickstart to setup DHCP networking,
before a deb preseed file could be pulled from HTTP - and installation
from a deb preseed file continued.

I guess this a bug i should have reported.  Have other people found the
same thing?

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

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