osinfo-install-script - Man Page

generate a script for automated installation

Synopsis

osinfo-install-script [Options...] MEDIA-FILE|OS-ID

Description

Generate a script suitable for performing an automated installation of MEDIA_FILE or OS-ID. MEDIA_FILE should be a path to an installer or live media (typically an ISO file). OS-ID should be a URI identifying the operating system, or its short ID.

By default a script will be generated for a JEOS style install.

Options

--profile=NAME

Choose the installation script profile. Defaults to jeos, but can also be desktop, or a site specific profile name

--installation-source=NAME

Set the installation source to be used with the installation script. Defaults to media, but can also be network.

--config=key=value

Set the configuration parameter key to value.

--config-file=config-file

Set the configurations parameters according to the config-file passed.

Note that use of --config-file is strongly recommended if the user or admin passwords need to be set. Providing passwords directly using --config= is insecure as the password is visible to all processes and users on the same host.

Configuration Keys

The following configuration keys are available

hardware-arch

The hardware architecture

l10n-timezone

The local timezone

l10n-keyboard

The local keyboard layout

l10n-language

The local language

admin-password

The administrator password This option has been deprecated, use --config-file for setting the admin password.

user-password

The user password This option has been deprecated, use --config-file for setting the user password.

user-login

The user login name

user-realname

The user real name

user-autologin

Whether to automatically login the user

user-admin

Whether to give the user administrative privileges

reg-product-key

The software registration key

reg-login

The software registration user login

reg-password

The software registration user password

Configuration File Format

The configuration file must consist in a file which contains a install-script group and, under this group, key=value pairs, as shown below:

  [install-script]
  l10n-timezone=GMT
  l10n-keyboard=uk
  l10n-language=en_GB
  admin-password=123456
  user-login=berrange
  user-password=123456
  user-realname="Daniel P Berrange"

Example Usage

The following usages generate a Fedora 30 kickstart script:

  # osinfo-install-script \
         --profile jeos \
         --config-file /path/to/config/file \
         fedora30

  # osinfo-install-script \
         --profile jeos \
         --config l10n-timezone=GMT \
         --config l10n-keyboard=uk \
         --config l10n-language=en_GB \
         --config admin-password=123456 \
         --config user-login=berrange \
         --config user-password=123456 \
         --config user-realname="Daniel P Berrange" \
         fedora30

Exit Status

The exit status will be 0 if an install script is generated, or 1 on error

Authors

Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>

License

osinfo-install-script is distributed under the termsof the GNU LGPL v2 license. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

Info

2020-08-01 libosinfo-1.8.0