Does anybody have any instructions/how-to/working example of installing Almalinux 9.2 VIA PXE / kickstart?
We’ve always retained local mirrors of OS’s for installation purposes, and have a generalized PXE server/VLAN used specifically for OS installations, with various kickstart files to make life easier.
After receiving a request from a user to provide access to Almalinux 9.2 VIA our PXE setup, I took our working 8.4 PXE setup, followed the steps I normally would expect between OS revisions, but could not produce a working installer.
I used rsync to mirror the v9.2 x86_64 AppStream, and BaseOS directories to the local PXE host (10.10.10.10), and have this as the syntax for our iPXE system (derivative of the 8.4 installer, just different files/paths/etc.):
echo Booting AlmaLinux v9.2 (64 bit)
kernel -n img almalinux92-64/BaseOS/x86_64/kickstart/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz ks=h[xx]p://10.10.10.10/kickstart/almalinux92-64
boot img || goto failed
The KS file is pretty simple:
keyboard --vckeymap=us --xlayouts=‘us’
repo --name=“AppStream” --baseurl=“h[xx]p://10.10.10.10/almalinux/almalinux92-64/AppStream/x86_64/os/”
timezone America/New_York --isUtc
Clearly some stuff has changed, but I can’t seem to find any documentation on the subject. Advice?
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