Wednesday, April 18. 2007

No quotes in kickstart comments

Situation: RedHat based distributions like Fedora allow you to create kickstart files to automatically install machines without human intervention. The kickstart file contains a set of commands that are understood and executed by the anaconda installer. The kickstart file also allows comments that start with '#'

Problem: Using quotes within the comment will confuse the installer.

Solution: The only solution I know of is not using quotes within comments such as "# this won't hurt"