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chojin
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build using kickstarter fails

Post by chojin » 25 Jan 2018 14:23

Hi

I'm new here and wanted to install efa appliance on my home server.
I try the kickstarter build method as I intend to run the appliance in KVM+Qemu.
When CentOS installation ISO is booted with the ks= parameter, it creates all required partitions and then stops with the error
Unable to read package metadata.
Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: anaconda-CentOS-201703281317.x86_64.

I checked the kickstarter file and found that it uses http://centos.mirrors.efa-project.org/6/os/x86_64/ as repository however when manually trying to browse to that URL I'm prompted for a username/password which I don't find in the kickstarter file..

Also for some reason keyboard input on the machine doesn't seem to work as soon as Linux is started from the ISO hence I can't edit the repository to another centos mirror.

Is it normal that the repository is password protected? And what can I do to try to fix the installation?

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Re: build using kickstarter fails

Post by cybermcm » 27 May 2018 17:55

Did you ever find a solution?
I'm trying this myself and have the same error if I use the minimal iso (CentOS 6.9). If I use the netinstall iso I get
"Unable to retrieve

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http://centos.mirrors.efa-project.org/6/os/x86_64//images/install.img
" There is an error with 2 "/" but even with one "/" I get unauthorized if I try this URL with a browser (username/password)

Another question:
WIKI page https://wiki.efa-project.org/doku.php?i ... stallation recommends /tmp with 1GB whereas the kickstart file (dl.efa-project.org/build/3/ks.cfg) uses 10GB. I think the WIKI is wrong/outdated?

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Re: build using kickstarter fails

Post by shawniverson » 27 May 2018 20:12

Looks like the mirror is down at the moment. I'll check it out.
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Re: build using kickstarter fails

Post by shawniverson » 01 Jun 2018 19:42

Still down :( I tried to build myself and couldn't myself. If I don't hear back from darky83, I'll update the kickstart script to point to a different CentOS repo.
Version 3.0.2.6 released! Update now to keep your eFa secure!

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Re: build using kickstarter fails

Post by cybermcm » 01 Jun 2018 20:14

still thanks for your efforts! hope you can manage it...

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Re: build using kickstarter fails

Post by darky83 » 01 Jun 2018 20:37

My mistake, removed the mirror as mirror.centos.org is much faster than our own servers nowdays (when we started with the testing our mirror was next to our dev environment and thus faster for us to start testing..)

changed it now, http://dl.efa-project.org/build/3/ks.cfg now points to a working mirror.
E.F.A 3.0.2.6 update released

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